Law enforcement officials want area drivers to have a safe — and sober — New Year's Eve celebration. But those officials added that people who might be tempted to celebrate a bit too much should reconsider.
Area police, sheriff deputies and state troopers will be out in force through New Year's Eve, and they will not be looking kindly on those who are drinking and driving.
The Department of Public Safety has adopted a zero-tolerance policy toward drunk drivers as part of their annual holiday oversight operation, which has been in effect since the Christmas holiday season began earlier this month.
DPS troopers will be looking for unsafe drivers in general, and three offenses in particular: speeding, driving without seat belts and driving while intoxicated.
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