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Law enforcement bring in New Year on city streets

While many people are off work for the New Year's holiday, police are on the streets patrolling Shreveport neighborhoods.
While many people are off work for the New Year's holiday, police are on the streets patrolling Shreveport neighborhoods.

There's an increased police presence Tuesday night. We rode along with officers who say they have a lot to look out for.

Cpl. Marcus Hines says,” Focusing in on impaired drivers. You see things like drivers who don't have their headlights on. They're not wearing their safety belt."

Those are just some of the ways officers can spot an impaired driver.

“These are just some simple signs that maybe something is wrong with the driver."

The majority of calls police receive on New Year's Eve are complaints about shots fired."

"When you start talking about people firing weapons into the air that's a very dangerous practice. It will land you in jail."

And spotting lights behind your car isn't the best way to start 2014.

"It would be very unfortunate to begin a new year in trouble with the law."

Fireworks could also get you in trouble with the law. On New Year’s Eve you can only shoot off fireworks until 1:00am.


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