The Leelanau County Sheriff’s Office will use funding through a grant from the Office of Highway Safety Planning to enhance the presence of patrol units out on New Year’s Eve. The grant will fund two overtime patrol units which will be out looking for intoxicated drivers.
We encourage everyone, while having a good time on New Year’s Eve, to also have a plan in place for a designated driver. This could be the use of a taxi service or a sober person designated to be the driver. Sometimes staying the night at your location is the best option.
Safety should always be the main focus when driving on the roadways and alcohol and driving never mix well.