MIDLAND TX - Midland Police are gearing up to catch anyone drinking and driving on New Year's Eve.

The department plans to up DWI patrols to keep everyone safe on the roads.

According to the Midland Police, nearly 50 percent of traffic fatalities in Midland are alcohol or drug related.

Drinking and driving can be deadly but it can also hit you in the wallet.  After fines, court costs and attorney fees, police say you could spend up to $10,000 fighting a DWI charge.

So be sure to find a designated driver or call a cab if you want to drink this New Year's Eve.  Staying at home is a very safe options to stay off the dangerous streets.