New Haven city officials safe guard Saint Patrick’s Day celebrations

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NEW HAVEN, Conn. (WTNH) — New Haven city officials are taking steps to make sure everyone is safe this Saint Patrick’s Day.

“A lot of people enjoy celebrating on Saint Patrick’s Day and the city is eager for everyone to have a terrific time,” said. New Haven City Spokesperson Laurence Grotheer.

New Haven city officials say additional effort by the New Haven police department paid off over the weekend at the Saint Patrick’s Day parade. “The police department feels this was one of the best parades the city has hosted in a very long time. There were just ten arrests for disorderly conduct,” Grotheer added.

This Saint Patrick’s Day, there will be more police on the streets in the city of New Haven and in addition more DUI patrols. “Three additional patrols, two officers in a patrol car to safe guard the city streets from potential drunk drivers,” he adds.

Making sure folks are safe is a collaborative effort with the city and business owners. At Anna Liffey’s in New Haven, the owner a zero tolerance policy in place and it starts at the door.

“Our security team begins at the door. He looks at the guy. He looks to make sure he is okay or the girl if he thinks they are inebriated they are not getting in. Zero tolerance you are not getting in,” Patrick Mansfield said.

Another reason they are tight on security, “New Haven is a college town and college students are always going to try to get in with fake ID’s. My guys at the door are really thorough they check the ID’s,” Mansfield said. He says if a customer is drinking and needs a ride they will call for a taxi, “We encourage them to take taxi’s with the Ubers and even with the local Metro taxi.”

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