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JPD prepared to keep streets 'impaired driver free' during New Year’s celebrations

(Source: KAIT) (Source: KAIT)

Jonesboro Police Department plans to gear up for New Year's Eve celebrations going on around town Thursday night.

Public Information Specialist Paul Holmes said there will be a full complement of patrol officers on second and third shifts keeping impaired drivers off the streets.

Holmes encourages people to enjoy the night of celebration but to be smart.

He said the best advice he can give is to plan by getting a cab driver or a designated driver to carpool.

Holmes added those procedures could save lives and consequences for people who decide to get behind the wheel after drinking alcohol.

“Plan your transportation,” Holmes said. “If our officers give you a ride it's going to be expensive and certainly you’re not going to like the destination that the officer takes you to.”

Holmes said it all comes down to making good decisions on New Year’s Eve.

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