Christmas Party Drinking? Don’t Drive.

If your Christmas party today includes an alcoholic toast or two, find a designated driver to get you home. The Lakeland Police Department is extra-vigilant tonight:

Members of Lakeland Police Department’s Traffic and DUI Enforcement Unit will conducting Saturation Patrols and Checkpoints in the city during the evening hours of December 21st. Saturation patrols will take place along the Florida Avenue corridor and checkpoints will be conducted in the New Tampa Highway and Chestnut Road areas of Lakeland. — LPD News Online

If you can’t find a friend or anyone to drive you home, AAA is offering free rides. Call 1-800-AAA-HELP and they’ll send a truck to take you and your car home. AA is offering the service until Jan. 1 for all Florida drivers.