State Police are urging Virginians to celebrate the New Year responsibly. They’ll be out in full force throughout the long weekend on patrol and manning DUI checkpoints.
DUI fatalities statistically increase during the holidays. Nationwide in December of 2012 830 people were killed in DUI related crashes.
Law enforcement is asking if you do intend to celebrate with alcohol, plan ahead for your ride home by booking a taxi, taking public transportation, calling a friend or staying put for the night.