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LMPD working to make New Year’s Eve safe

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Sgt. Ruby Ellison Sgt. Ruby Ellison

LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) – New Year's Eve is an evening for celebrating the past year and the one to come, but Louisville Metro Police are concerned that celebrating comes at too high a price for some.

According to Louisville Metro Police, the New Year's Eve holiday is the deadliest day on the roads. The department has their plan to try to stop drunk drivers.

We're all used to seeing the roadblocks searching for drunk drivers, but Metro police say that's probably not the best use of their resources. They feel like they can spread out better around the city with saturated patrols.

"We'll be hitting the main corridors such as Bardstown Road, Shelbyville Road, Dixie Highway, the areas where it's going to be most common for people to drink and then get in their vehicles and drive," said LMPD Sergeant Ruby Ellison.

If you think you'll take the back roads home and be safe, Ellison said think again. Police plan on being there too.

This comes after a year where we have seen an increase in traffic fatalities in the Metro, although police are not saying that's because of an increase in drunk driving. Still, Metro police would like to have the same success as last year when no one died on the New Year's Eve holiday.

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