Dallas PD's St. Paddy's Day Do's and Don'ts
|From Angela Hunt's 2009 St. Patrick's Day Parade and Party slideshow|
That's the ordinance that says, "A person commits an offense if he consumes an alcoholic beverage outside the Dallas central area on: any property owned or leased by the city; or a public street or any public place within 18 feet of a public street." So's ya know.
Angela Hunt also mentions that in her note likewise posted to the DPD's site, which addresses other changes this year, including "more trashcans and portalets, increased police presence south of Belmont Avenue, additional enforcement in the 3500 block of Greenville Avenue." (Update: Hunt has posted a little more info here.)
And then, this just in from the Dallas Police Department:
The Dallas Police Department will conduct a No-Refusal DWI Initiative during the St. Patrick's Day Weekend. This initiative will begin at 6:00 P.M., Friday, March 11, 2011 and will end at 6:00 A.M., Sunday, March 13, 2011.Or, you could just go to the new Centennial on Lowest Greenville and get yourself a 1.75-liter jug of Old Fitzgerald and head back to the house. Your call.
During this initiative officers will secure a search warrant for a blood sample from all persons arrested for DWI who refuse to voluntarily give a breath and/or blood sample.