|Published:||Dec 31, 2010 12:38 PM EST|
|Updated:||Dec 31, 2010 8:43 AM EST|
FORT MYERS, Fla.-- Preparations are underway in downtown Fort Myers for a big New Year's Eve bash. If you're planning on celebrating with alcohol, make sure you have a plan in place to get home safely.
Assign a designated driver or save a few cab company phone numbers in your cell phone before you head out.
Several law enforcement agencies across the state are stepping up patrols for the weekend.
Florida is among several states now holding what are called "no refusal checkpoints".
If you refuse a breath test, a judge at the checkpoint can issue a warrant that allows police to perform a mandatory blood test.
It's already being done in several counties.
The AAA Tow-To-Go program is in effect through the weekend for those who've had too much to drink.
A tow truck will pick you up, tow your car and take you home for free, no questions asked.
Just call 1-800-AAA-Help for assistance.
One Cape Coral law firm is doing what it can to curb drunk driving on New Year's Eve.
The law firm Berke and Lubell, P.A. is offering to reimburse cab rides for people who are too intoxicated to drive home on December 31st.
The "Free Rides Home" program reimburses up to $35 in tax fare for adults 21 and older.
To get reimbursed, a copy of the passenger's driver's license and the cab receipt must be sent to the law firm office at 1003 Del Prado Blvd., Cape Coral, FL 33990.
Receipts must be received by January 15th.
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