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Hollywood Police Conducting DUI Operation Tonight

It's New Year's Eve awwwriiiight! That means counting down 2015, family, friends, noise makers, party hats, and booze. But mostly, it's about booze.

What it doesn't mean is getting sloshed and then getting in your car. That would be dumb for multiple reasons.

So, to make sure you don't do that, Hollywood Police have announced that they're conducting a mass DUI operation with extra cops to be sure folks don't drink and drive.

See also: AAA Offering Free Towing on Christmas Eve Through New Year's Day

Hollywood cops say they're adding a dozen extra officers to the operation, for optimal lookout effect to make sure the streets of Hollywood are safe from drunk drivers on New Years Eve.

The operation will be taking place between 7:00 p.m. tonight and 5:00 a.m. New Years Day, the police department says.

Officers will be setting up a command post around Van Buren St. and Federal Highway, right by Young Circle Park where traffic will be heavy going to and fro to parties and events.

This isn't a DUI checkpoint, per say, but it is a city-wide operation where heavy police presence will be targeting any driver that looks to be under the influence of alcohol or drugs.

See also: Ten Best New Year's Eve 2015 Parties in Broward and Palm Beach Counties

The DUI operation will be widespread throughout Hollywood tonight, so be smart.

If you must drive to your destination, remember that AAA is offering free towing up until 6:00 a.m. New Year's Day.

The ride and tows are confidential, and free even for non-AAA members. The towing service will take you and your car anywhere locally within a ten-mile radius to a safe location, if you're too drunk to drive.

You can call AAA at 855-2-TOW-2-GO (or 855-286-9246) for that free tow tonight.

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