Overton County Sheriff’s Department will conduct sobriety checkpoints and saturations New Year’s Eve, Friday, Dec. 31.

“We would like to wish everyone a safe and Happy New Year,” Sheriff John Garrett stated. “If you choose to drink, do so responsibly – get a sober ride home.”

Tennessee Highway Patrol will also conduct a sobriety checkpoint in Overton County on State Route 52/Celina Highway on Friday, Dec. 31.

Officers with Livingston Police Department will be out in force to ensure the public is safe throughout the night also.

Livingston Police Chief Greg Etheredge stated, “As New Year’s Eve approaches, LPD would like to remind everyone that we want to bring in the New Year as safe as possible. As we all know, there will be gatherings for this celebration at homes and restaurants, and we want to remind everyone to stay safe and please don’t drink and drive.

“If you are hosting a party, we recommend that you have a sober driver on hand to get your friends and guests savely home if needed.”

“In addition, if someone needs a ride home and you don’t have any other options, LPD officers will provide rides in the immediate area to help out,” Chief Etheredge stated.