Those who have volunteered to be designated drivers for the Fake Patty's Day celebration should remember that a designated driver is not the person in the group who drank the least. Instead a designated driver is a coherent adult that is attentive, cautious, and not impaired. The Riley County Police Departments advises those volunteering to remember that they are responsible for the lives of their passengers as well as others on the road and in the community. This not only includes being responsible behind the wheel but also not overcrowding your vehicle.

If pulled over and asked to step out of the car as part of a DUI investigation, please cooperate. It is difficult to distinguish if the odor of alcohol is coming from the driver or the passengers. Often once the driver steps out of the vehicle, police are able to quickly determine that they are sober and can then be sent on their way.