With lots of partying and celebrating taking place this New Year’s weekend there will be few excuses for drinking and driving.  Many of the area bars and restaurants will be pairing up with a local cab companies to provide free rides for those who want to celebrate and then get home safely.n

And as usual the local law enforcement agencies will be on high alert for those who insist on drinking while driving.  The State Police remind you that you can dial *477 on your cell phone to report impaired drivers.