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Published December 27, 2010, 04:15 PM

Police Will Have Extra Patrols For New Years Eve

The Grand Forks Police Department want you to have a safe New Years this year, and they are having more patrols on the road to stop DUIs.

The Grand Forks Police Department want you to have a safe New Years this year, and they are having more patrols on the road to stop DUIs.

When driving from party to party or driving home you better not be driving under the influence. Grand Forks law enforcement agencies are staffing extra patrols for the busiest weekend of the year.

"You would think that but it really isn't more busy than a busy weekend in the summer time so its not that much more busy," said Sgt. Dwight Love, Grand Forks Police Department.

Love says when celebrating New Year's Eve, make sure you plan a head when going place to place to keep you out of handcuffs.

"The key is plan ahead and then have somebody you can call, and if you can't do that at least get a cab or hop on a bus, there's lots of transportation options for people in Grand Forks," said Love.

On Average, the police department gives out 4 DUIs on New Years but that's not what keeps them busy. Loud Party complaints take up 90 percent of their time.

"You have to just know your neighborhood and pre-plan it maybe talk to your neighbors before you have your party may be your neighbors can come over and be part of your party so you don't have that problem," said Love.

Love says having an end time to your party will help make sure your party stays in control in 2011.

"The only thing we ask you know as far as the safety of the people out there stay in a group pre-plan plan a head certainly don't drink and drive," said Love.

Receiving a DUI can cost up to $10,000 and possible jail time.

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