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March 17, 2008

Happy St. Patrick's Day!

I didn't mean to sound like a sourpuss the other day.

It's just that blowout binging in Canton/Fells Point/Federal Hill is not my thing.

If that's your thing, I hope this past weekend was awesome. Today too.

Saturday seemed to be the big ticket day for St. Paddy's swilling.

I went out for a walk at one point Saturday, and this dude drove by with his window down.

Not only was he drinking a large bottle of Miller Lite while driving, but he felt the need to show it to me.

"Happy St. Patrick's Day," I said.

It was a scary reminder of how toolish drinkers can blow the holiday out of proportion and put others at risk.

(Photo by Bloomberg News) 

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Posted by Sam Sessa at 11:46 AM | | Comments (1)
Categories: Bars & Clubs


While it is doubtless that Baltimore has it's share of clods who drink and drive, I found it interesting that your colleagues at The Sun pointed out that the AAPD had pulled over 800 (eight hundred) some people and made 3 (three) whole arrests for DUI! What a great and justifiable expenditure of resources.

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Erik Maza is a features reporter at the Baltimore Sun. He writes for several sections of the Sun paper and contributes weekly columns on music and nightlife. He also writes and edits the Midnight Sun blog. He often covers entertainment, business, and the business of entertainment. Occasionally, he writes about Four Loko, The Block, the liquor board, and those who practice "simulated sex with a potted palm tree." Before The Sun, he was a reporter at the Miami New Times. He's also written for Miami magazine, the Orlando Sentinel, the Sarasota Herald Tribune and the Gainesville Sun. Got tips? Gripes? Pitches? He's reachable at Click here to keep up with the dumb music he's listening to.

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