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Increased patrols for holiday

Thursday, December 29, 2011

Clay County Sheriff Mike Heaton
Confetti, noise-makers, party hats and a ball dropping.

Many will be celebrating the coming of the New Year this weekend. However, according to Clay County Sheriff Mike Heaton, that means an increased potential for DUIs.

"Just like in previous years, we will have extra patrols out, watching for potential DUIs and trying to keep everyone safe," he said.

Heaton explained this year has the potential for an increase in drinking and driving.

"With the mild weather, the potential is up compared to when we have really bad weather," he said. "When weather is fair, people get out more, so the potential for DUIs increases."

Heaton said he understands that people will celebrate by drinking, but asked that community members be responsible when doing so.

"There's nothing wrong with celebrating the New Year -- drinking or not drinking -- but if they drink, they need to get a designated driver to take them home or make arrangements to stay where they are."

"I hope everyone enjoys themselves and has a great New Year," Heaton continued. "I hope they stay safe. If they need a ride, I hope they call somebody instead of taking that chance.

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I really hope that they keep a close watch on the private clubs in town. they ussally do pretty good but sometimes they to need to be controlled by the local police

-- Posted by wiser by age on Fri, Dec 30, 2011, at 12:27 PM

Of course they'll watch the private clubs! I mean, really, there is a lot of "revenue enhancement" to be had on a night like this!

...and you thought these color of law statutes and codes were for your safety? Uh, no. Under the auspices of safety they pass color of law rules to control you, modify your behaviour and enhance revenue streams. Its time to wake up people. The state thinks it owns you.

Happy New Year!

-- Posted by ClayPrepper on Sat, Dec 31, 2011, at 11:25 PM

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