Plan Ahead for New Year’s Eve Celebrations

The fact that 2016 is almost over and there is hope of a brighter 2017 is cause enough for celebrating this weekend. For New Years, I suggest everyone go out and have a good time, shares Uintah County Sheriff Vance Norton. “This has been a hard year but I think things are looking up.” For those that choose to include alcohol in their celebrations, Sheriff Norton says it is crucial to have a plan in place to ensure that everyone gets home safe. If you’re having a party, make sure there is a plan that everyone knows right up front, whether that includes designated drivers or taxis. Sheriff Norton says that DUI statistics for the New Year holiday have dropped in the area thanks to the establishment of several local taxi companies. He also gives credit to bars for being more responsible and providing rides to patrons. Still, law enforcement encourages community members to always call authorities if you see a driver struggling on the road. Whether it is a DUI or a medical issue, law enforcement will respond to remove the danger from the road as quickly as possible.

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Kristin Baldwin

Kristin never planned to work in news radio but has thoroughly enjoyed being part of the news team at KVEL. Her love of literature and writing developed in high school which led her to study English Literature and Technical Writing at BYU. She received her BA in English from BYU in 2005 and studied at UVU in Orem for 2 semesters to become a Certified Technical Writer in 2006. Two months after completion she began her dream job of being a stay-at-home mom.  As mother of 2 energetic kids, she began writing from home for the KVEL news team in 2011 and considers it the perfect fit as a full time mom and part time writer.