Halloween, in recent times, has become more than just taking the kids out trick-or-treating. For many adults, it’s a time to dress up, party with friends, and drink. While horror movies and haunted houses might make us scream, the scariest thing about Halloween might be facing DUI charges for driving drunk or sharing the road with others who might be drunk.
Law enforcement throughout California will be boosting their efforts to catch drunk drivers. Saturation patrols will be conducted in high traffic areas and DUI checkpoints will likely be set up near Halloween themed attractions.
The same rules apply for Halloween as they do for other holidays where alcohol is consumed:
1. Find a designated driver before heading out.
2. Make plans to stay the night if drinking at a house party.
3. If it’s an attraction you plan on going to, find a nearby hotel.
4. Use public transportation.
5. If any of the above suggestions cannot be accomplished, don’t drink.
Failing to heed these suggestions can lead to California DUI charges or, even scarier, death or injury.
And, let’s be honest, nobody wants a booking photo in their Halloween alter-ego. Just ask Dennis Lalime who crashed his vehicle after driving drunk from a Halloween party he attended last weekend while dressed as The Joker from Batman.
Don’t let the scariest thing you see this Halloween be the handcuffs being slapped on your wrists.
Plan ahead or stay sober.