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Police Ready for NYE Drivers

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Charlottesville police officers will be on patrol for New Year's partiers who drink too much and get behind the wheel. New Year's Day, specifically in the early hours after the midnight countdown, consistently ranks as the deadliest day for alcohol-related crashes, according to the auto club AAA.

Charlottesville police will have extra patrols out looking for impaired drivers. The department has been handing out flyers outlining how much a DUI will cost a driver.

"All the other host of issues that come with that - such as lawyer fees, the ignition interlock, the educational program that are in place that are associated with it, plus your car being towed that night." said Sgt. Ronnie Roberts of the Charlottesville Police Department.

Hoping to alleviate at least some of the drunk driving, Chandler Law Group is footing the bill for cab rides in Charlottesville this New Year's Eve.

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