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New Year rung in safely by holiday revelers


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While everyone kept one eye on the radar looking for snow and the other on the ball dropping in New York City’s Times Square, Columbus area law enforcement was pleased the arrival of 2013 proved uneventful.

Despite a few driving offenses, it was a quiet night at the Bartholomew County Jail on New Year’s Eve.

It would seem residents took the advice of local police and found themselves a designated driver for Monday evening, said Sheriff’s spokesman Maj. Todd Noblitt.

“The last several years people have seemed to stay put or have a designated driver,” Noblitt said. “Which makes for a safe holiday for everyone.”

There were a few alcohol-related incidents but nothing out of the ordinary, said Columbus Police Department spokesman Lt. Matt Myers.

“It was about what we usually see,” Myers said. “And the snow held off, so there were no major issues there.”

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