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Finding a safe ride on New Year's


Waterloo (KWWL) - The new year's brings with it fun, celebration, and dangerous driving.

The Iowa State Patrol finds news years to be one of the most dangerous times of the year on the roads.

Last year more than a hundred Iowans died in drunk driving accidents. Losing a life to drunk driving isn't the only cost, if you get caught drunk behind the wheel, the fines are hefty.

The Iowa State Patrol estimates an OWI could cost you $6,000 on the first offense. This comes from court costs, fines, and attorney's fee.

Yellow Cab of Waterloo says they're prepairing for the biggest night of the year. They recommend you call early to schedule a pickup time and location. If you wait, it will probably be at least an hour and a half before a cab comes. The cost of a Yellow Cab is $7 plus $1 a mile.


Online Producer: Maria Magner

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