Idaho State Police ramp up patrols for New Years Eve

Posted at 11:18 PM, Dec 28, 2018
and last updated 2018-12-29 20:58:55-05

New Years Eve is just a few days away and many will be out to celebrate. Idaho State Police wants to remind people to be responsible while ringing in the new year.

"We see drunk driving all year round, but during the holidays, there can be more an influx because schools off and so encouraging people to get together and celebrate the holidays," said Angelie Hoxie, Idaho State Police.

Idaho State Police will be ramping efforts for the holiday and there will be more troopers on the road. According to Mothers Against Drunk Driving, there have been 77 drunk driving deaths in Idaho this year.

"Beyond keeping yourself safe, keeping others safe, you having, killing somebody, it doesn't just affect you, it affects that family, so it's extremely important to plan ahead. Think ahead before actually taking a drink."

"Plan ahead if they plan on drinking to call a friend or family or plan an Uber or Lift. Even taxis or even can stay the night where ever their at, just planning ahead and of course don't drink and drive."

Uber says this is one their busiest nights of the year so fares may be higher than normal. They suggest splitting the cost with your friends by using "Split fare" on the app.