Going out during St. Patrick's day weekend and having a drink with your friends can be fun but it can also turn deadly. In 2017 alone, 59 people were killed in drunk-driving crashes over the St. Paddy’s day holiday in Pennsylvania. That's according to the national highway traffic safety administration.
"Officers are on patrol, and all their doing is looking for DUI and they really hit it hard almost like a saturation," said Thomas McMahon, Detective with the Monroe County DA's Office.
For detective McMahon, he just wants everyone to be safe and know what they have to risk.
"Mandatory minimums have increased for homicide by vehicle by DUI, and for multiple time offenders the penalties have increased, if you can’t drive home yourself find someone else or just don’t go out," he added.
Local authorities and state police, are coordinating their effort to begin setting up checkpoints Friday evening, all the way until Sunday.