CAPE CORAL, Fla. - Only WINK News cameras were along for a special New Year's Eve midnight ride as the Cape Coral Police department patrolled the streets. Our cameras captured a DUI arrest, some drug arrests and a roll-over collision that's still under investigation.
"We see a lot of traffic crashes," said Cpl. Andrew Satterlee, with the Cape Coral Police Department. "Once you get the alcohol, you get behind the wheel, (you lose) your ability to judge distances, act in emergencies. You may think you're not speeding but you are speeding," he said.
"New Years Eve, you know, you're going to have to deal with a lot more alcohol involvement, disturbances at the house, increase in drinking and driving."
"You should always have a game plan at the beginning of the night. Before you go out and party, you have that game plan in place, so throughout the night if you need to use it, utilize it, the beginning or the end of the night, it's already there for you and set up," said Cpl. Satterlee.
Officers say there were other options for getting home safely, like using AAA's Tow To Go program. But some people still choose to drink and drive.