“There’s no court tomorrow,” local authorities issue blunt warnings for NYE partygoers

Hampden County

(WWLP) – We are slowly coming to the end of a decade and celebrations into the new year are underway. 

Local police departments are taking a new approach to warn party-goers who plan on driving drunk this New Year’s Eve by sharing a post that basically says it how it is: 

Erving and Longmeadow Police departments are reminding drivers to please travel sober or risk getting pulled over or crashing.  

“Nobody wants to start off 2020 with a court date and suspended driver’s license,” the Erving Police Department stated in a Facebook post. “We hope you have a safe, healthy and prosperous 2020. 

The Berkshire County Sheriff’s Office also added on to the warning, reminding residents, “there is no court tomorrow and our staff does not want to see you in the back of this Thursday morning!”

A free, safe ride home on NYE is being offered to Northern Berkshire residents between 10 p.m. and 2 a.m. Please call (413) 458-9831

Yellow Cab in Springfield is once again providing a free ride home for everyone too tipsy to safely get behind the wheel. Elaine Pascale told 22News, all you need is a valid driver’s license for the ride home.

“Don’t drive call your friend, call yellow cab there are a lot of people who can help you,” said Pascale. “People are willing to lend a hand and help out a friend.”

Also, remember there are ride-sharing apps too. Bottom line, don’t drink and drive. Happy New Year!

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