The Baxter County Sheriff's Department, Mountain Home Police Department and Arkansas State Police will be out in full force in an attempt to keep the roadways clear of impaired drivers over the New Year's Eve holiday. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, drunk drivers cost the United States $132 billion a year and almost every 90 seconds, a person is injured in a drunk driving accident. After Thanksgiving, the New Year's Eve holiday is the deadliest day for drivers. On average 140 people die on New Year's Eve due to drinking and driving. Baxter County Sheriff John Montgomery says his department will be working diligently to keep the roadways safe over the holiday.
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Baxter County Sheriff John Montgomery on the New Year's Eve holiday. Those in Mountain Home who will need a taxi can call Mountain Home Taxi Service at 870-425-3039. Taxi of the Ozarks in Harrison can be reached at 870-741-1615. For those who live in an area where taxi services are not available should make arrangements to be picked up by a sober driver.
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