GREENSBORO, N.C. -- Police will be out in full force trying to get drunk drivers off the roads New Year's Eve.
"If you're impaired, you're going to be going to jail tonight," said Officer Steve Brown.
Brown says it's his life mission to get impaired drivers off city streets. He's an expert when it comes to picking out drivers who look like they've had one too many and knows what signs to look for.
"Are they crossing left of center," Brown asked. "Are they having braking problems? Are they stopping way back further then they should or past where they should?"
Brown is one of several officers on Guilford County's DWI Task Force, a unit that has made nearly 1,000 arrests for impaired driving this year. A number they expect to grow as New Year's celebrations kick off.
"They go out with the holiday spirit, they drink," Brown said. "They get in the car and think they're OK to drive home and unfortunately, they're not."
Brown won this year's award for Drug Recognition Expert.
"Impaired driving enforcement is my passion," Brown said.
A passion fueled after losing both parents in a car accident with an impaired driver in 2001. It's a loss he doesn't want another family to go through and tries to prevent, one traffic stop at a time.
"It's a completely senseless and preventable crime," he said.