In addition, police arrested 28 drivers for DUI offences during the campaign, which continues until Friday, 4 January.
Police have also issued tickets to 100 people for speeding, 41 others for using cell phones while driving, 87 for not wearing seat belts and 256 for other road traffic offences.
Superintendent Adrian Seales is urging New Year revellers to be responsible.
”We want everyone to have a great time tonight and to bring in 2013 safely,” he said. “If you are going out tonight and you plan to drink, then please make the right decision; either designate a driver or use a taxi/ bus. Let’s work together to make this New Year one to remember – for all the right reasons.”