The countdown is on to the start of the New Year … and a good many Missourians will say goodbye to 2004 and welcome 2005 by attending parties and knocking back a few drinks. The State Highway Patrol says partying and drinking are fine, as long as the drinkers don’t decide to drive. The Patrol’s Captain Chris Ricks says drinking and driving can lead to tragedy, and the public can help by to prevent a tragedy. Star-55 can be called from any cell phone from just about all corners of the State. Calling Star-55 will put you in touch with the State Highway Patrol.