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No Checkpoints, But Free Rides Home for N Y E

New Year’s Eve is one of the biggest drinking holidays of the year, which means it can also be one of the deadliest. Police officers, Sheriff’s deputies, and the Highway Patrol will all be out in force looking for drunk drivers over the three-day weekend. Some counties may be conducting sobriety checkpoints, but C-H-P Officer Greg Tassone says even without the checkpoints, you can be arrested if you drink too much and then get behind the wheel…

Listen to Greg Tassone

It is strongly suggested that you use a designated driver if a group of you are going to be at a New Year’s celebration where alcohol is served. Grass Valley Police Chiief Alex Gammelgard says his department, and other agencies such as Alcoholic Beverage Control, have reached out to bartenders about knowing when a patron has had enough…

Listen to Alex Gammelgard

Gold Country Cab and Courier is also providing free rides home for western Nevada County residents. (Their number is 274-TAXI).

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