Drinking and driving? APD says there will be increased patrol for New Year's Eve

New Year's Eve is all about the celebrations, but the high spirits mean a higher risk for accidents.

The Amarillo Police Department said they will be cracking down on drunk driving tonight.

The traffic grant from the Texas Department of Transportation allows APD to send out more officers.

"It just helps us put additional officers out there so that the officers that are responding to calls for service can continue their duty and we have extra guys out there on patrol, looking for somebody who may be impaired," said Corporal Jerry Neufeld with the APD.

In addition to police, this is also a busy night for cab drivers.

Jennifer White, a driver with AA Discount Cab said people have called as early as two days ago to reserve a cab.

"It's good if you can set a time call because with time calls, we can pick up before other calls that come in," White said.

White said she knows to prepare for anything during the holidays.

"[I get] of sleep, be ready, there's going to be a lot of reckless driving out thereâ?¦so just be ready to prepare for anything. Passing out in your vehicle or whatever, because they do," White said.