How to stay safe on one of the deadliest days for alcohol related crashes -- New Year's Eve
Jennifer Auh reports on how to stay safe on New Year's Eve, which is one of the deadliest days for alcohol related crashes. Video by IdahoOnYourSide.comvideo
Idaho State Police are still out in full force, continuing their holiday crackdown on those driving under the influence.
The state troopers said they’ve already seen a huge spike in DUI arrests this month. They gave us some useful tips on how to stay out of trouble on one of the year's deadliest days for alcohol-related crashes.
As part of the 'Towards Zero Death Initiative,’ Idaho State Police said you can expect to see increased DUI patrols through January 2nd.
"With my experience as a trooper, I’ve seen a lot of crashes from DUI,” said Trooper Ben Comorosky, Idaho State Police, “The best way is to prepare before you go out, a designated driver or plan to get a taxi and stick with that plan."
However, local taxi companies said the New Year’s holiday is one of their busiest days of the year. Boise City Taxi said although they've already tripled the number of people working, folks must still call way ahead and expect a long waiting time, during the New Year’s holiday.
Idaho State Police said they've recorded more than 150 DUI crashes in Ada County this year and around 80 crashes in Canyon County.
Police advise people to report a drunk or impaired driver, if they spot one. They also urge people to amp up their defensive driving skills for the rest of the holiday season.