Archive for Thursday, December 28, 2006

Police to keep eye on holiday revelers

December 28, 2006

New Year's Eve and the early-morning hours of New Year's Day are generally low-key, so far as drunk-driving arrests go in Lansing, and Police Chief Steve Wayman said that's how he would like it to be this weekend.

Police will have saturation patrols out Sunday night, Dec. 31, and into Monday morning, Jan. 1, Wayman said, to see to it that New Year's revelers are behaving themselves and to get drunken drivers off the road.

But Wayman said past history showed people are learning not to drink and drive on New Year's Eve.

"Everybody pretty much knows police departments are going to increase their patrols, and they know they have other options available for getting home rather than driving themselves," Wayman said, noting he was hopeful any reveler either would arrange for transportation home from a nondrinking designated driver or a taxi service.

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