Photo by Elvert Barnes
I'm not sure how many people noticed it, but there seemed to be a heavy police presence in the neighborhood surrounding H Street on New Years Eve. That night, in the span of less than ten minutes, I counted six police cruisers out between the H Street bars on the 1200 block and Galludet University, three of which had pulled drivers over to the side of the road.
In 2012, the City Council passed a new law imposing harsher penalties on drivers convicted of driving under the influence, whereby a first-time offender could be jailed up to 180 days and fined up to $1,000.
Did anyone else notice increased police presence?