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The Big Rapids Department of Public Safety and Mecosta County Sheriff's Office are teaming up to make sure those who are participating in St. Patty's Day festivities in Big Rapids are doing so responsibly.


DPS Director Jim Eddinger says he wants residents to have fun this year but wants to make sure people don't over indulge during festivities throughout the day.  


"Along with sheriff deputies, we will have officers patrolling in the downtown area focusing on alcohol violations as well as a few officers on foot patrol during the early evening," Eddinger said.  


Along with local police agencies, the Michigan State Police is also stepping up of drunk driving enforcement during its drive sober get pulled over campaign that runs through March 26th.  

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