Extra Douglas County Sheriff’s Office deputies will be patrolling over the New Year’s holiday

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The Douglas County Sheriff’s Office and other law enforcement agencies across the state will have more deputies on duty this weekend in hopes of removing more impaired drivers from roadways.

The Taking Down DUI traffic enforcement campaign runs this week through Tuesday, Jan. 2, according to a Friday news release from DGSO.

Kansas Department of Transportation support allows for law enforcement agencies to have more deputies on duty during peak times in the days around the New Year’s holiday, according to the release.

“We want people to celebrate, but the most important thing is to reach your destination safely,” Sheriff Jay Armbrister said in the release. “The best thing you can do before you go out is line up a ride from a sober driver or utilize a ride-share service or taxi. Remember: If you drink, don’t drive.”

The enforcement campaign is funded by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration with safety funds administered by KDOT, according to the release.

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