As the new year is just a couple of days away, police in our area want to remind people to stay safe on the roads.
New Year’s Eve is a time where many people are traveling to see loved ones and celebrating to ring in the new year, and as it can be fun, it can also lead to bad decision making. Decisions like drinking and driving that can turn into a night of disaster.
Beckley Police officers like, Sgt. Jamie Wilhite, are asking people to use their best judgment and be responsible. If you need to get from point A to point B, but do not think you are capable of driving, find an alternative. Carpooling, taxis and having a designated driver is the best way to make sure your night is a great one.
“Unfortunately this is a time where we see increased crashes, increased fatalities on the roadways. So we will have additional officers not only in this area, in this region, but across the state as well, to try to help that and make the roadways as safe as possible,” Wilhite said.
There will be increased patrols throughout the holiday weekend. Beckley Police officers will have a DUI checkpoint, Saturday, December 29 on Rural Acres at 7 p.m.