Thursday, October 30th, 2014

Law Enforcement Cracking Down On Halloween Drunk And Drugged Drivers

This Halloween, Police, Sheriff and CHP Officers will crack down on drunk and drugged drivers throughout the region with an aggressive Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over enforcement effort.  The Avoid the 14 DUI Task Force has given a fair warning to all partygoers: 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 drunk and drug impaired drivers throughout the region with an aggressive Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over enforcement effort,” said Stephen Gesell, San Luis Obispo Chief of Police.
The Avoid the 14 – San Luis Obispo County DUI Task Force will be deploying additional patrols this Thursday, October 31st in addition to routine patrols already scheduled to stop and arrest alcohol or drug impaired drivers.
 
Halloween is one of the deadliest holidays of the year on our roadways.  According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), from 2007-2011, 52 percent of all national fatalities occurring on Halloween night involved a drunk driver.  Males ages 21-34 comprised almost half of all drunk drivers who were killed in motor vehicle traffic crashes nationwide during the 2011 Halloween period. It is the deadliest night for child pedestrians of any night of the whole year. 

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