New Year's Drunk Driving Prevention
It's a New Year's resolution we should all make, to not drink and drive. Every state trooper available will be patrolling the roads in western North Carolina tonight.
Downtown Asheville may have started with a bang in year's past, but revelers counting down to 2014 might be flocking inside in Asheville.
With no city planned event again this year bars like Mack Kells on Tunnel Road are gearing up for big crowds.
A live band will play here later tonight as patrons raise their spirts. Don Gundry, Mack Kells owner, "we have friendly cab drivers come by here all the time and we're not afraid to cut people off and make sure they are safe going home for the new year, because a dead customer is no customer."
Customers will enjoy a champagne toast at midnight, Mike Egan plans on having one too! Mike Egan, "I stopped off at the Biltmore Estate and going to buy a nice bottle of champagne to take back to Wilmington and celebrate with friends in a quiet way."
Dot Eckerich, "I'll be right here enjoying several beverages and drinking responsibly and taking a cab home."
The same can't be said for all. Trooper Gene Williamson says more people are caught under the influence on the roads during the holidays.
Trooper Gene Williamson, N.C. Highway Patrol, "have a designated driver have a cab get a room somewhere just don't get behind the wheel of a vehicle."
With a state-wide booze it and lose it campaign underway troopers are ready to ticket.
So even if you don't typically walk or call cabs, shake it up a bit and stay safe.
Highway patrol says drivers may encounter checkpoints tonight.
If you're looking for cab tonight, go ahead and program these numbers into your phone:
A Red Cab Company - (828) 232-1112
Metro Cab - (828) 254-1155
Yellow Cab Company - (828) 253-3311
Your Cab - (828) 259-9904
Marvels Transportation - (828) 280-1698