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Police warn drivers New Year's Eve

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Posted at 8:53 PM, Dec 31, 2018
and last updated 2019-01-01 11:55:56-05

Many are popping a cork to ring in New Year’s Eve, but drivers are urged to be cautious.

Law enforcement are beefing up patrols this evening to ensure that everyone stays safe on the roads.

“Our officers are going to be diligently patrolling like they do every night...looking for indicators that a driver might be impaired,” said Patrol Lt. Chuck Montgomery, Lampasas Police Department.

Mothers Against Drunk Driving says a life is cut short by drunk driving every 48 minutes.

“Start on the low end of negative consequences of driving while intoxicated would be you get stopped by one of our officers which would be DWI, which can be court fees, and fines and penalties assessed against your driver's license,” said Lt. Montgomery.

He continued to describe the more dire consequences.

“Where you end up in a serious crash where you seriously injure yourself or kill yourself,  or even worse in my opinion, injure someone else seriously or kill someone else due to your decision to drive while intoxicated,” Lt. Montgomery said.

The Lampasas Police Department is taking their vow to serve a step forward. They offered the community free one-way rides to anyone who is unable to drive New Year’s Eve.

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