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Delaware State Police cracking down on drunk driving

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DOVER, Del. - Delaware State Police are ready to crack down on drunk drivers this New Year's Eve.

"DUI's are typically on the rise during these holidays," said Master Corporal Gary Fournier of Delaware State Police. "We want to make sure that we're sending a message out that we're going to be out there."

He says the choice is yours. People that drink can either call a cab or end up in the back seat of a police car.

"We're going to have troopers and police officers at in our highways looking for drunk drivers. So we want to make the public aware that they're going to be out there in force," said Fournier.

There aren't many options in Kent County for taxi services. However, the few that are here are ready for the New Year's Eve rush.

He says in past years business has been good this time of the year. But he's not quite sure if this year will bring in the same crowds.

"Years ago it was always busy around midnight," said taxi driver Andile Ntzoake of Andy's Transportation. "You get calls when the economy is working fine. Now we're going to wait and see."

Some bars and restaurants offer specials to designated drivers to help stop drinking and driving.

Abbott's Grill is offering complimentary soda and a midnight breakfast buffet for designated drivers.

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