Police department warns against driving drunk
New Baldwin City Police Chief Mike McKenna and the entire police department want everyone to have happy holidays. But that also means no drinking and driving and the officers will be on the watch.
"We want everyone to have a happy holiday, but we don't want anyone to get hurt," said McKenna. "If there's anything that can ruin a holiday, it's to lose the life of a loved one. After the holidays we want everyone to still be here."
With that in mind patrol officers will be on the lookout for erratic driving that may be the sign of someone driving a vehicle who has had too much to drink.
"The officers here at the police department have been instructed to keep an attentive eye out for drunk drivers," said McKenna. "Officers have been instructed to be especially aware of traffic and any erratic behavior."
He suggested that if parties attended both for Christmas and New Years include alcohol that whoever will be driving home should refrain from drinking.
"We want them to enjoy the holidays, but be responsible," said McKenna. "If alcohol is involved, please have a designated driver."