March 15, 2019 1:56 pm

Hamilton police remind St. Patrick’s Day party-goers to celebrate responsibly

Police say around 7 o'clock last night, the man was stuck by a vehicle in the Upper Wentworth and East 24th Street area, near the Sackville Hill Seniors Centre.

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If you’re planning to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day this weekend, please stay safe and drink responsibly.

That’s the message from Hamilton police.

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Police are stepping up patrols in the community, especially around the McMaster University campus, to discourage any disruptive party-goers this weekend.

They say there will be a zero tolerance approach to large parties or open alcohol in the streets.

For those who fail to comply, police say there could be a dent in their pot of gold, with hefty fines for excessive noise or public intoxication.

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Members of the public are encouraged to contact police in the event of disruptive behavior caused by excessive partying.

For police emergencies, call 911. Any non-emergencies can be reported at 905-549-4925.

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