Make sure the Luck of the Irish is with you this St. Patrick’s Day weekend 

CHAMBERSBURG- While the green beer and Shepherd’s pie that will be flowing this weekend, it’s important to remember to be safe. 

St. Patrick’s Day is a celebration in Ireland of the day Saint Patrick passed away, allegedly in the year 461. 

It’s a day of feasting and festivals and became a recognized holiday in Christianity in the 17th century.

Today, we celebrate in a variety of ways, but certainly the feasting is still included, as well as the special green beer. 

Be sure your celebration doesn’t end badly and if you find yourself unable to drive, call a friend or an Uber so you can get home safe. 

Attorney Clint Barkdoll said, “This will be a big weekend for all of that. There’s going to be checkpoints everywhere, so police will be on even higher alert than they normally will. People often forget at these times of the year, they think well, I’ll just host the party at my house, that’s safe. Everybody is off the hook. But they forget that you as the social host could be held liable if someone is overserved, they leave your house party, they go out, get into an accident, cause death or injury to someone, you as the host can be held liable. So that’s why everyone needs to be very cognizant of these rules and laws and if you do get into that situation, have some plans in place, whether it’s Uber or just designated drivers, let the people sleep at your house. Whatever you need to do, just keep them off the road.”