Oneida County Sheriff Robert Maciol and the members of the Sheriff’s Office offer tips to community members as we welcome in the New Year safely.

“I'd like to wish all Oneida County residents a wonderful New Year filled with love, happiness, and of course good health," said Maciol.

· Don’t drink and drive

· Monitor your alcohol intake

· Do not serve minors alcohol

· If possible, avoid driving between 8 p.m. and 2 a.m. on New Year’s Eve

· When walking, use main roads. New Year’s Eve and day are among the most deadly days for pedestrians

· Keep your phone charged so you are prepared in the event of an emergency

· Expect to see Law Enforcement on the roadways with increased patrols and sobriety checkpoints

Here are two links from the NYS Stop DWI that may be helpful as everyone gets prepared to ring in 2023 this Sunday night:

Have a Plan Mobile App:

For those hosting a New Year's Eve party: