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New Year's Eve party-goers won't be the only ones out


New Year's Eve is one of the largest drinking holidays of the year, and thousands will be heading out on the roadways going to one of the many party spots to bring in the new year.

While party-goers will be in full force, the Iowa State Patrol will be too.

"I can tell you that we're not going to take drunk drivers home, we're going to take them to jail," said Trooper Bob Conrad, with the Iowa State Patrol. "So when it comes down to drinking and driving, if you get picked up be prepared for what's going to happen with that."

The Iowa State Patrol says you should always have a designated driver and never get behind the wheel while intoxicated, something troopers Say happen all to often.

Others that will be out New Year's Eve, tow trucking companies.

Rescue 365 Towing & Salvage in Cedar Rapids say within the last 24 hours they've had hundreds of calls, due to the winter weather we've seen.

However on New Year's Eve, they expect even more calls.

They say while business is good, it's always important to be safe out there.

"I'd say anybody that can stay in tonight, stay in," said Tyler Schwartz, owner of Rescue 365 Towing and Salvage. "We don't need drunk drivers on the road with the weather we've go coming too. That's just a recipe for disaster."

Schwartz tells us while he anticipates several more calls, most will be Wednesday morning, the aftermath of the New Year's celebrations,

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