The Greenwich Police Dept received a grant from the state for enforcement for drunk driving this holiday season.
The enforcement runs until the end of January, when police will report arrests and accidents.
“The number of accidents related to alcohol is significant, probably only second to distracted driving,” said Chief Heavey on WGCH this week.
Heavey said police have partnered with Riverside Towing, who have offered to pick up and tow anybody who needs a ride during the holiday season.
“Call them or our dispatch, and, without question, they will without question and they’ll just get towed away and safely get home,” said Chief Heavey, who also suggested using a designated driver.
“There are certain times of the day you’re going to need a little extra time with traffic, and be a defensive driver because there’s going to be a lot of people out either driving dangerously or perhaps because they’re tired or they’ve been inbibing,” Heavey added.
Also, State Police announced they will have roving patrols and DUI checkpoints across the state from Christmas through New Year’s Day.