It’s New Year’s Eve! There’s a bunch of parties lined up for tonight and the Guam Police Department wants to make sure we are all safe and responsible when we ring in the new year.
Officer Paul Tapao reminds residents that no weapons, homemade cannons or fireworks are allowed. When midnight hits, you should be standing under a concrete structure because bullets can penetrate tin roofs. To make sure the roads are safe, GPD will also be conducting checkpoints and roving patrols will be out to find drunk and drugged drivers.
Tapao says, “Please exercise and be a mature responsible adult by designating a sober driver. That’s a driver that won’t drink throughout the night of the celebration. That way you know you’re going to be safe traveling to and from parties and back home.”
Tapao adds that if you hear anyone in your neighborhood shooting firearms into the air, report it. If anyone is caught firing a weapon, they will be charged with unlawful discharge of a firearm or reckless conduct.