Stamford Steps Up Patrols To Stop Drinking And Driving During Holidays

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Stamford Mayor David Martin announced plans for increased DUI patrols during the holiday season and provided tips for residents to stay safe. Photo Credit: File

STAMFORD, Conn. -- With the peak of the holiday season approaching, the Stamford Police Department is providing tips and stepping up patrols in an effort to keep residents and roadways safe. 

Sobriety checkpoints and roving DUI patrols have been scheduled throughout the holiday season. 

In addition, Stamford Mayor David Martin offered tips that residents can take to help keep friends and family safe. 

“During the holiday season we want all residents to be safe," Martin said in a statement. "We especially urge all parents to take the time and talk to their young adults about the dangers of underage drinking and the consequences of their actions.” 

When hosting a party where alcohol will be served, remind guests to plan ahead and designate their sober driver; offer alcohol-free beverages; and make sure all guests leave with a sober driver.

If a sober driver is unavailable, Martin and the Stamford Police department are reminding residents to call a cab, take public transportation, or call a sober friend or family member. 

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