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Gwinnett County Police’s DUI Task Force will commence patrol at 7 p.m. this evening, Saturday, Dec. 31, and conclude patrol at 5 a.m. Sunday, Jan. 1.

According to the department, the task force will be augmented by off-duty officers who have volunteered to help patrol for impaired drivers.

“The safety of our roadways in Gwinnett County are a priority,” said Assistant Chief Chris Smith, Uniform Division Commander. “Our officers will be out looking for impaired driver’s New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day.”

Anyone drinking alcohol is encouraged to have a designated driver, use a ride share or request a taxi service.

“I encourage everyone impaired not to drive,” Smith said. “There are several options available to get home safely.”

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