Police: Make it into 2019, don’t drive if you’re drunk or high

Hampden County

The Springfield Police Department is warning people that they will be on the lookout for impaired drivers. 

Springfield Police are encouraging residents to have a sober driver pick them up from their New Year’s Eve celebrations. 

They remind drivers that the legal limit is .08. Springfield Police also said for every alcoholic beverage you have it takes more than an hour for it to leave your system.

Many have already made plans to make sure they safely get home. “That’s why we are heading home now actually,” Kevin Sangiovanni told 22News. “Came out for some lunch and fun at the casino, but definitely not driving.”

Springfield Police encourage people to use taxis or ride sharing services New Year’s Eve night. 

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