ALBANY, GA (WALB) - Mothers Against Drunk Driving and law enforcers are encouraging you to make smart decisions for New Year's celebrations before getting behind the wheel.
DUI's usually increase on New Year's Eve. Police remind everyone that a DUI can result in costly fines and legal fees as well as possible jail time and community service.
Officials with MADD say drinking and driving puts everyone on the roads at risk.
"Don't do it, it's not worth it. You can take a life. It might not be yours, it could be an innocent bystander," said Shannon Bell, MADD South Georgia Volunteer.
"Don't drive drunk. Don't meet me on the side of the road. I would rather meet you and shake your hand and wish you happy New Year rather than slap bracelets on you, and take you to jail," said Moultrie Police Sgt. James Ellis.
Police say you need to plan ahead to make sure you have a sober driver or cab available to get you home safely.