The Avoid the 100 DUI Task Force will initiate an anti-DUI enforcement effort across Los Angeles County for the Halloween holiday
Additional law enforcement officers will be patrolling communities during Halloween on Wednesday, Oct. 31.
The effort is to help prevent the number of alcohol-related accidents on the road during the Halloween holiday, when costumed revelers are expected to attend Halloween parties after nightfall. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, 41 percent of all highway fatalities throughout the nation during the Halloween period in 2010 involved a motorist with a blood alcohol concentration of .08 or higher.
“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 Glendora Police Chief Rob Castro in a press statement.
For a safe Halloween, the Avoid the 100 offers these safety tips:
- Plan a safe route home before festivities begin.
- If you are taking prescribed medication, don’t mix with alcohol.
- Designate a sober driver and leave your keys at home.
- If you see a drunk driver, call 911.
Funding for the Avoid the 100 is provided by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety, through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.