Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Police Urge Maritimers to Celebrate Responsibly on New Year's Eve

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Police Urge Maritimers to Celebrate Responsibly on New Year's Eve

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Extra officers on road for New Year's Eve: police

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Police forces across the Maritimes are urging the public to ring in 2019 safely and responsibly tonight.

Halifax Regional Police Const. John MacLeod says there will be random police checkpoints throughout the municipality, and extra officers will be working.

He asked that anyone who plans to drink or use cannabis plan a ride home instead of driving, and notes that local transit will have free, extended service.

"We just would really like for everyone to have safe and happy holiday," he said. "What we'd hope is that people would plan ahead."

MacLeod said those who plan to host parties should also help ensure that impaired drivers stay off the road.

"If you can help to arrange for designated drivers, or for people to get taxis . …

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