With St. Patrick’s Day celebrations in full swing the Stratford Police Service is urging people to be responsible today.

Inspector Sam Theocharis with the Stratford Police says not planning ahead could cost you more than you think:

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He says even if you don’t get behind the wheel tonight, you may not be in the clear:

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Make sure you designate a driver today or call a cab when you’re ready to head home this evening.

The Stratford Police will be on the lookout for any impaired drivers not only tonight but also in the morning.