Richmond police said today they'll be out in force Monday and Tuesday to curb drunken driving and celebratory gunfire.
“The majority of calls for New Year’s involve people firing guns in the air, especially at the midnight hour,” said Deputy Chief Eric English. “We encourage people to use some common sense. Reckless handling of firearms endangers everyone. Bottom line: It is illegal to fire a weapon in the city limits.”
English reminded revelers who are drinking on the holiday weekend to make sure they have a designated driver or take a taxi instead of getting behind the wheel.
“We work year round to keep the city a safe place to live, work and play, and while we realize that the New Year’s Eve holiday is a time people like to let loose, that doesn’t give them a free pass to break the law,” English said.