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Drunk drivers beware: police in full force tonight

LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) -

Many Lubbock residents are celebrating the countdown to New Year's. It is important to remember to drink responsibly as the police will be in full force tonight. 

Corporal John Gonzales with Lubbock DPS says they have doubled their forces tonight. All troopers are roaming the streets vigilantly looking for drunk drivers. And everyone needs to be careful, not just those at the bars tonight.

If you're going to host a party at your house, take up everyone's keys just like you would take up coats.  This way, you can evaluate who is not able to drive and can get them a cab or a designated driver. 

Take this warning from Corporal Gonzales:

"Be responsible with your drinking choices. A lot of people have the misconception that just because they drank a little bit that they're not under the influence. Any amount can influence a person."

Also consider that a cab ride home is a lot cheaper than a DWI.

We have provided a list cab companies if you or a loved one has had too much to drink:

Yellow cab (806) 765-7777

Checker Cab Company (806) 771-8899

Royal Coach Towne Car Service (806) 795-3888

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