Police Plan to Focus on Drunk Drivers Halloween Night
Authorities in Illinois say they will be on the lookout for intoxicated drivers over the Halloween weekend.
Illinois State Police and local law enforcement agencies will be out in force as part of their Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over campaign. Over 14-hundred people were injured and 16 people lost their lives in Halloween traffic crashes from 2010 through 2014 around Illinois.
“The scariest part of Halloween is not the spooky costumes and scary pranks, it’s the alcohol- and drug-impaired drivers,” said Illinois Department of Transportation Director of Traffic Safety Jared Thornley. “All too often, party goers don’t plan ahead and choose to drive impaired, but a costume can’t disguise drunk driving. Planning for a safe ride home should be part of everyone’s party preparations.”
Illinois State Police Colonel Tad Williams says.. “If your Halloween celebration includes alcohol, remember to celebrate responsibly and designate a driver. Motorists are also reminded to watch their speed, limit distractions, and buckle up on their way to and from the celebration.”