If you plan to party this weekend, local authorities are encouraging you to do the right thing and not drink and drive.
DeWitt County Sheriff Jered Shofner reminds the public, DUI offenders in DeWitt County go to jail and they are ramping up their enforcement this weekend.
The Sheriff's office is even stepping to the extent of offering local patrons or those needing travel accommodationsa to give them a ride to their destination. However, he says, do what you have to do to be safe.
Additionally, with frigid temperatures in the forecast for the holiday weekend, the Sheriff implores those traveling to get an emergency kit in their vehicle. The Sheriff notes, if you do find yourself stranded, stay in your vehicle, as it is the safest place for you, and call 9-1-1.