Perhaps it was a combination of the high visibility of police officers and low visibility spawned by disagreeable weather that kept the New Year's Eve and New Year's Day holidays fairly routine for law enforcement agencies in the Tri-State area.
But whatever it was, area police were not disappointed.
"We made four alcohol-related arrests on New Year's Eve and New Year's Day," said Sgt. Steve McCarty of the Maryland State Police in Hagerstown.
There were few accidents over the holiday, McCarty said. And the ones that did occur were minor like the tractor-trailer that ran into the rear of another rig on eastbound Interstate 70 just west of Md. 63 Thursday.
No one was injured, McCarty said.
Pennsylvania State Police in Chambersburg and McConnellsburg reported no fatal accidents over the New Year's holiday. Spokesmen at both barracks described holiday calls as routine.