Studies show that alcohol related crashes state wide have declined since 1999. The local state highway patrol is going to do their part to keep those numbers down this year as well by beefing up on patrols for irresponsible drivers tonight. Preliminary studies for new years eve 2000 show only sixty six alcohol related accidents on raod ways in Ohio and the hopes are that this year will be even less than that. Local highway troopers feel that a decline may be seen again simply because of some heavy environmental factors that exist. The state patrol wants to remind everyone to buckle up, be aware of other drivers on the roadways, and please do not drink and drive.