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QPD watching for drunk drivers during the holidays

Local police said it may be the quietest night of the year for them but they still have officers on patrol.

As officer William Printy pulls a car over for a traffic violation on the north side of town, he is already looking for signs of drunk driving.

“Swerving in the lane, driving without headlights, failure to use turn signals,” explained Printy. “Anything along those lines we can kind of put together that somebody may be under the influence.”

Printy said drunk driving is something they see especially this time of year.

“Obviously when there’s people coming to town especially for holidays, there’s going to be drinking and i think everybody realizes that but we want to make sure people are being responsible when it comes to drinking.”

Being responsible by making good decisions and designating a driver.

“It’s not that hard to get a designated driver. There’s plenty of people that are willing to do it. It’s just a common sense choice to do that than take the risk of injuring yourself or losing your license.”

Quincy Police have several patrol officers out on Christmas Eve and will have the same Christmas night and throughout the holiday season.

Brett Knese

Multi-Media Journalist at WGEM News.

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