Police look for drunk drivers after New Years celebrations

GREEN BAY, Wis. (WBAY) - As people rang in the new year, local police were working New Year's morning making sure people got home safe.

Action 2 News rode along with police early Monday morning to see how they do their jobs, and what kinds of things they saw, good and bad.

The Brown County Task Force started just before 11 p.m. 12 extra officers were on the road throughout the county. Plus, four officers walking around the downtown area.

The officer we rode along with wrote one OWI citation earlier in the night, but none while our crew was with him.

The officer says the number of OWI citations and arrests has been trending down for New Year's Eve.

"You still get your OWI nights, where you can get two in a night and everyone has an arrested and a lot of people get cited for operating while intoxicated. Then, you get days like tonight where you get multiple arrests for OWI, but it wasn't crazy. We didn't have a bunch of major crashes and it seemed to go smoothly," said Officer Matt Dunn, Green Bay Police Department.