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DENVER (CBS4)– The Regional Transportation District of the Denver metro area wants to make sure everyone gets home safe to start the new year right.

RTD is offering free bus and light rail service from 7 p.m. Wednesday until 6 a.m. Thursday.

The Colorado State Patrol is partnering with the Colorado Department of Transportation for a DUI enforcement saturation patrol as part of their Heat Is On campaign.

The New Year’s crackdown includes more DUI checkpoints and law enforcement on the streets looking for impaired drivers between Tuesday, Dec. 30 and Monday, Jan. 5.

“Last year during New Year’s enforcement, CSP troopers arrested 127 impaired drivers and our partner law enforcement agencies made an additional 374 arrests throughout the state,” said Col. Scott Hernandez, Chief of the Colorado State Patrol. “That’s more than 500 people who made the wrong decision and drove impaired, putting their lives and the lives of others at risk. We hope that more people will plan ahead and use the resources available to get home safely.”

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