New years eve is often a night when people go out and party. Pella Police Communications Supervisor Marcia Slycord tells KNIA/KRLS that the Pella Police Department wants people to have a good time, but that planning ahead and having a designated driver is important even if it isn’t the most fun. She says driving while intoxicated is dangerous for everyone on the road, is illegal, and can carry stiff penalties. This week a Knoxville man was convicted of a class D felony for his third OWI. Slycord says that the Pella Police Department encourages people to behave responsibly.