MORE PATROLS: Statewide Traffic Enforcement

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As St. Patrick’s Day approaches and the weather gets warmer, law enforcement officials are warning drivers to stay safe on the roads.

Law enforcement agencies across the state are keeping a close eye drivers this week. Starting Thursday and through the weekend 250 agencies with the Governor’s Traffic Safety Bureau will increase enforcement.

In Polk County on Saturday, metro police departments will step up their presence.

The West Des Moines Police Department says it will have extra officers on patrol for St. Patrick’s Day. Police will be watching for drunk drivers.

Officials say St. Patrick’s Day revelers should make sure they have a safe way home before they begin drinking.