As we get ready to ring in the new year, many of us have plans with friends and family. But there are some arrangements that you'll want to avoid (like, say, prison).

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The Illinois State Police wants people to have fun this holiday, but also warns of a very important message: You Drink, You Drive, You Lose. Posted on their Facebook page, the ISP put that message in a clever way of getting that message across. They posted it like a vacation ad.

Some of the post reads:

New Year’s Eve Special:

...Troopers are offering free rides to a small variety of rooms to those of you who make poor decisions of driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol on New Year’s Eve.

...These rooms are ready at the Gray Bar Hotel chain in all 102 counties across the state of Illinois.

...Each room is typically 6x9 and features stark white or gray cinderblock walls.

As of this writing, the post has been shared more than 16,000 times. And if it changes one mind, it's all worth it.

This is one vacation no one wants. So if you're headed out tonight, have fun and be safe. Have a designated driver, call Lyft if you need a ride, or walk. And if you do make a bad decision, remember there is a vacation spot waiting for you.

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