DUI Patrols on the Prowl for Halloween

Law enforcement will be on the lookout for any impaired drivers this Halloween.

Marin County’s DUI task force will be out patrolling on Halloween, and their message to drivers is “keep the party off the road.”

“Local revelers should be aware that their Halloween disguises won't make them invisible to the police, sheriff or CHP officers who will crack down on drunken and drug impaired drivers throughout the region with an aggressive enforcement effort,” Police Chief Diana Bishop said in a release.

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, 41 percent of all highway fatalities throughout the nation during the Halloween in 2010 involved a driver or a motorcycle rider with a blood alcohol concentration of .08 or higher.

To keep safe this Halloween, the task force recommends these tips:

  • Plan a safe way home before the festivities begin.
  • Beware if you are taking medication or using drugs. They can impair your driving and never mix with alcohol.  
  • Before drinking, designate a sober driver and leave your car keys at home.
  • If you’re impaired, take a taxi, call a sober friend or family member, or use public transportation so you are sure to get home safely.
  • If you see a drunk driver on the road, call 911.

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