If you drink and drive this Christmas there is a high chance you will get caught.
That is the message from police and road safety co-ordinator Megan Jolly in the lead up to the pre-Christmas party season.
Police Sergeant Warren Shaw said police will have an increased presence over the next few weeks. They will be visiting local businesses and walking through licensed premises talking to patrons.
Police check points will also be carried out on both highways and rural roads.
Road Safety Co-ordinator Megan Jolly says that there are many things that hosts can do to make their social gatherings safe ones. "Hosts should ensure non-alcoholic drinks and plenty of food are readily available and make it their business to find out just how people are getting home," she said.
"Some may even have to provide alternative means of getting people home or even if needed provide a place for guests to stay."
"It was equally as important that people who would be drinking alcohol at social gatherings planned how to get home ahead of time," said Ms Jolly.
"Parents should also have a plan with their young adult children so that they feel comfortable in ringing up and asking for help if their plans of a safe ride home go awry.
"No one wants to share the road with anyone who is over the limit. We can all take responsibility in keeping such drivers off the road."