Midland Police to Increase DWI Patrols on New Year’s Eve

Staff Report
NewsWest 9

MIDLAND - Midland Police are gearing up to catch anyone drinking and driving on New Year's Eve.

The department plans to beef up DWI patrols to keep everyone safe on the roads.

According to Police, nearly 50 percent of traffic fatalities in Midland are alcohol or drug related.

We all know drinking and driving can be deadly but it can also hit you in the wallet.

After fines, court costs and attorney fees, police say you could spend up to $10,000 fighting a DWI charge.

So if you want to drink this New Year's Eve, find a designated driver, call a cab or just stay at home.