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VIRGINIA BEACH-- Police are reminding partygoers that they will be conducting checkpoints on New Year's Eve.

The checkpoints are put in place to reduce the number of impaired drivers in Virginia Beach. People travelling through the area may even see message boards reminding drivers to celebrate responsibly.

Police are urging partygoers to make arrangements to have a designated driver so that they can get home safely.

Officers will also be helping out anyone that needs to leave their car in one of the Municipal Parking Lots located on 2nd, 4th, 19th or 25th streets or Rudee Loop. There will be a 'Do Not Tow'program that will allow you to leave your car there overnight.

Partygoers can either contact police or call (757)385-5000 so that they can get a 'Do Not Tow'sticker before 2:30 a.m. They will be able to pick up their car the next day between 8 a.m. and noon. The service is free.

Other organizations are helping drivers get home in a safe manner. AAA is assisting people all over the area including Portsmouth, Norfolk, Portsmouth, Suffolk, Virginia Beach, Hampton, Newport News, Poquoson, Yorktown and Williamsburg.

Drivers can call (757) 631-1700 until 6 a.m. on January 1st.

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