Celebrate St. Patty’s Day With Caution

St. Patrick's Day in Cleveland holds many time-honored traditions for the faithful Irish and locals.

Festivities downtown and beyond are sure to bring good cheer to all, but be aware of reckless drivers and take care to avoid any drunk driving situations.

  • Uber: A great way to arrange a car ride to the parade, and by using the code JACKPOT, your first Uber ride up to $25 is free.
  • RTA: This is the Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority’s busiest day of the year, so the RTA makes many accommodations for this day and offers an easy way to plan your route.
  • Westlake Cab: Services are available 24/7. 

Enjoy the St. Patty’s Day Parade Safely

Ohio’s oldest parade, Cleveland’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade typically hosts over 300,000 attendants. Many are already planning to join this year’s festivities on Thursday, March 17. The parade boasts over 10,000 people participating in the parade route.

Such a large-scale event comes an increased police presence, and an increased risk for a DUI arrest. A combination of DUI checkpoints and saturation patrols will be actively seeking drivers who are impaired. Elyria police are increasing drunken-driving enforcement for St. Patrick's Day as a result of receiving a federal grant. Last year, the Cuyahoga County DUI Taskforce joined forces to ensure safe driving. 

If you are not attending St. Patrick's Day festivities, be aware of recklessness on the roads. For more advice on DUI laws, contact Lipson O'Shea Legal Group.

  Take the RTA, Uber or a cab if you plan on participating in St. Patty's Day celebrations

Take the RTA, Uber or a cab if you plan on participating in St. Patty's Day celebrations


We see all too many DUI cases as a result of St. Patrick’s Day revelry. Please, don’t drink and drive.
— Attorney Michael O'Shea