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PPB increases DUII patrols on NYE

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There’s a lot to consider on New Year’s Eve.  Where to go, what to wear and how to get there.  Portland Police want to make sure those plans also include a sober driver.

The PPB is just one of many local law enforcement agencies upping DUII patrols on the holiday and say they will be on the lookout for impaired drivers.

Portland police also stress that mixing marijuana and alcohol can leave a person intoxicated even if their blood alcohol level is not at a .08.

Facebook and Uber have teamed up to help get you to and from your celebrations safely. You can now order a ride right from the Facebook messenger app. It works the same as the Uber app, but makes it so you don't have to open up numerous apps on your phone.

Uber says new customers will get a $25-dollar credit for their first ride by using the code “PDXNYE.” This promo code is valid all of today and tomorrow.

Uber says they will donate one dollar to Mothers Against Drunk Driving for each ride taken.

Something to keep in mind though, New Year's Eve is Uber's busiest night of the year and that means people should expect surge pricing.

Uber released a video explaining surge pricing and what people should expect on NYE. The video explains when the demand for rides exceeds the amount of drivers available, like after NYE, the prices go up to encourage more Uber drivers to go online.

All TriMet services will be free after 8 pm NYE and the MAX will run on an extended late-night schedule until about 3 am. If you plan on using TriMet tomorrow, just be aware that buses and the max will be running on a Sunday schedule.

Of course there’s always a taxi, or a sober friend to consider as well.  Police say however you chose to bring in 2016 they hope you do so safely.

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