Plan for DUI checkpoints, patrols through New Year's Eve

Liz Evans Scolforo

Holiday revelers should designate a sober driver to get them ho, ho, home — or risk buying themselves what's not-so-affectionately called the $10,000 ride home.

Police in York and Lancaster counties will conduct sobriety checkpoints and have roving DUI patrols through New Year's Eve, according to the Center for Traffic Safety.

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The increased enforcement is being done in conjunction with the national Operation Safe Holiday, according to the center.

Sobriety checkpoints, roving DUI patrols and other enforcement activities organized as part of the Center for Traffic Safety’s program are funded with federal grant money provided by the state Department of Transportation, and they focus on roads known to have a high incidence of drunken driving and DUI crashes and arrests, according to the center.