MINEOLA - Police are beefing up DWI patrols on the roads this weekend to make sure that Long Islanders ring in the new year safely.

Officials say drivers can expect to see more officers and more police checkpoints.

Nassau County will be participating in a Stop DWI program, which is funded by DWI fines that are collected throughout the year. There will be additional patrols throughout both Nassau and Suffolk counties both Saturday and Sunday.

"If you decide to take the risk and go out there and drink and drive, we're going to look for you," says Detective Lt. Kevin Smith, of the Nassau County Police Department.

Many taxi companies are offering free rides this weekend, including a ride back to your car the following day.