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Local Police increasing presence for New Years

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New Years is one of the biggest drinking holidays of the year.

To help keep drunk drivers off the roads, Roanoke City Police and the Virginia State Police will have extra officers out tonight.

They will be patrolling areas where DUI arrests have occurred on New Years Eve and New Years Day in the past.

By getting behind the wheel after a night of drinking, you are not only risking your own life but the lives of others.

A DUI can also cost you a lot of money.

For a first offense, you'll pay a minimum $250 fee.

You will also have to pay to take part in the Ignition Interlock Program which places a breathalyzer inside you vehicle.

Installation can cost up to $65. Then you are required to pay $80 a month for at least six months to maintain the equipment.

Attorney fees can also be pricey. Some people pay up to $10,000.

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