Press Release


(Port Huron)  As friends and family get together this holiday season, St. Clair County Sheriff Tim Donnellon wants to remind you- Do Not Drink and Drive.  Sheriff Deputies will be out in full force to prevent impaired driving throughout the holidays.  Sheriff Donnellon wants you to know that if you drink and drive, you will be caught, arrested and prosecuted.  Being arrested for impaired driving is not only embarrassing, it is also expensive.  The cost of an attorney and potential fines can reach thousands of dollars and you may even lose your car.


The winter holidays are among the deadliest time of year due to impaired driving.  Many people simply don’t realize the consequences of driving after drinking.  If you are impaired, the St. Clair County Sheriff’s Office urges you to: take a cab home; have a sober designated driver; or stay the night where you are. 


“Being arrested for impaired driving is no way to celebrate the holidays,” said Sheriff Donnellon.  “Have a plan before you go out to your event, so you don’t end up in our facility.”


If you see a potentially impaired driver, please contact your local police agency immediately, or simply dial 911.

Date Released: 12/11/2017