San Diego County CA– While children have a ghoulishly fun time trick or treating on Halloween, Sheriff’s Deputies will be busy looking for drunk drivers across San Diego County. On October 31st, deputies will be conducting additional DUI patrols in communities within the jurisdiction of the Sheriff’s Department.
The goal is to get drunk drivers off our roads and prevent crashes that can cause serious injury or death. Deputies arrested six drivers for DUI on Halloween last year. Five people were arrested for drunk driving on Halloween 2012. So far this year, 1,311 people have been arrested for DUI by the Sheriff’s Department. In 2013, deputies arrested 1,888 people for driving drunk.
“You should never drink and drive, especially on Halloween when children are out on the street.” said Sheriff Bill Gore. “If you drink, get a designated driver. Remember: BUZZED DRIVING IS DRUNK DRIVING!”
Here are some sober rider options for Halloween:
Driving Under The Influence, It’s Just Not Worth It. Funding for this program is from the California Office of Traffic Safety (OTS) through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.