NEWS RELEASE                                             

For Immediate Release
December 27, 2005
Contact: Michele Nicholson
Public Information Officer 
(850) 651-7420


The Okaloosa County Sheriff 's Office wants you to start off the New Year in a safe way.  And to help ensure that happens, Okaloosa Sheriff Charlie Morris will be adding at least eight additional deputies to major roadways New Year's Eve and New Year's Day. The additional patrols will be targeting impaired and aggressive drivers all along Highway 98, State Road 85, and Highway 90.  The Sheriff wants to remind the public that his agency has a zero tolerance policy towards drunk driving and has made a record-breaking amount of DUI arrests so far this year, nearing the 600 mark.  So, if you plan to party this holiday, make sure you have a designated driver.