Police are keeping an eye out for drunk drivers this New Year's Eve

By WEEK Producer

December 31, 2013 Updated Jan 2, 2014 at 11:43 AM CDT

CENTRAL ILLINOIS -- Many people like to celebrate the New Year tonight with a glass of champagne, but too many glasses could leave them with a ticket or in a wreck.

Illinois State Police will be out keeping the roads safe from any drunken drivers. They'll be doing roadside checks for impaired drivers.

Troopers hope drivers make the right decisions.

"Of course we know it's a big drinking holiday for everyone, if you're going out, plan ahead. Don't even take your car. Take a taxi ride to where you're going and taxi ride home that way you're not tempted to get in a car. Some people feel they may not have had that much that they can get into a car, but they get into a crash and they find out they have had too much," said Illinois State Police Trooper Dustin Pierce.

Seven people were killed and more than 600 people were injured in crashes during last New Year's eve.

Three of those deaths involved a drunk driver.

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