The holidays are a special time of year; unfortunately many drunk driving arrests also occur during the season. It's always reassuring to see cities taking precautionary and educational measures to ensure the citizens arrive home safely. One such city, Joplin, MO, fortunately experienced a decline in DWI arrests during New Year's.
“Area law enforcement officials credit educational campaigns and increased patrols with helping to reduce the number of drunk-driving arrests on New Year's Eve. Joplin led the way with nine arrests on suspicion of driving while intoxicated, but law enforcement in other communities in Missouri and Kansas said they had only one or two arrests over the holiday.”