Florida law enforcement to have increased DUI crackdown for New Year’s weekend

ORLANDO, Fla. — Are you thinking of drinking and driving this weekend? Don’t do it!

Impaired driving can lead to jail time, or worse. It’s not worth risking a crash that can end your life or others.

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As Florida residents say “goodbye” to 2021, law enforcement agencies across the state are increasing their patrols and are on the hunt for DUI drivers to keep communities and highways safe.

In addition to looking for drunk drivers, police, deputies and state troopers will be more visible at high-crash locations as they monitor speeding and aggressive drivers.

Anyone who sees reckless or impaired drivers is asked to call 911 to report them and potentially save lives in the process.

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New Year’s Eve is a worldwide party to celebrate the end of a year as we hope for better in the year to come.

Ending 2021, or starting 2022, with a DUI arrest or causing a deadly accident is the last thing anyone would want on their record or conscience.

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If you are planning to head out to celebrate while drinking, do it responsibly. Have a designated sober driver, use a rideshare app or a service like AAA’s “Tow to Go” program.

If you plan to drink, don’t plan to drive, and ensure you and everyone else have a safe and happy New Year’s celebration.

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