CLEVELAND – Cleveland Police will be on the hunt on New Year’s Eve with several checkpoints searching for drunken drivers.
At least, 17 officers and supervisors will be spread across the city. The Breath Alcohol Testing van or BAT will also be out and mobile.
“It’s going to be a safe event,” said Harold Pretel, Commander of Homeland Services.
Several law enforcement agencies will be keeping a close eye on the Cleveland Rocks New Year’s Event with cameras located across Public Square. They will be watching from the Emergency Operation Center.
There are several items that will not be aloud in the event including, coolers, purses, laser lights, and video recording equipment. A full list is available on the cites website at www.clecityhall.com.
Folks heading to the event are encouraged to take mass transit. Rapid trains and busses will be running all night long.
If you see trouble, police will be on social media and will monitor tweets. You can reach them on Twitter at #clerocksnye. They also encourage people to download free apps IWATCHNEO and IWATCHRTA to their mobile device or phone.
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Several spots will be open and having events around the city, “you’ve got restaurants doing all types of event’s,” said Positively Cleveland’s Lexi Hotchkiss. Their website, which has everything that is going on around town is positivelycleveland.com.