Troopers patrol roads on NYE



CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Troopers will be patrolling the roads to keep those in Charlotte safe on busy New Year's Eve.

Troopers allowed Channel 9 to ride along with them as part of the Booze It and Lose It campaign.

Troopers said they have seen a slight increase in the number of DWI arrests this month and will be on the lookout Monday night.

Monday morning, Eyewitness News was on Providence Road with Charlotte Mecklenburg police after they said a driver ran off the road and nearly hit a house.

The driver walked through a field sobriety test before officers arrested him.

In the last few days, troopers have said that they have arrested several people for drunken driving.

They said that this time of year is particularly busy and they are asking people who are out on the road this holiday weekend to help them out.

They said keep an eye out for drivers speeding or weaving on the road.

Troopers are asking drivers to call STAR-HP if they see someone driving dangerously.