Meriden Police will be trolling the streets for intoxicated drivers this New Year's weekend, in an effort sponsored by state policing grants.
On Thursday, Dec. 29, the police will have roving DUI patrols from 9 p.m. until 3 a.m, which means extra officers will be on duty looking for drunk or distracted drivers throughout the city.
On Friday, Dec. 30, police will set up DUI checkpoints in the city from 9 p.m. until 3 a.m.
On Saturday and Sunday there will be roving patrols from evening into the early morning, police spokesman Darrin McKay said Wednesday.
Police set up checkpoints . Interviewed Dec. 13, Accident Reconstruction Unit head Lt. Tom Cossette urged those who planned to celebrate the holiday with alcohol to use a designated driver.