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DUI task force plans extra Halloween patrols

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From page A2 | October 30, 2013 |

Yolo County’s Avoid the 8 DUI task force plans to crack down on drunk and drugged drivers by deploying extra patrols Thursday, Halloween night, as part of the “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” campaign.

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, between 2007 and 2011, 52 percent of all national fatalities occurring on Halloween night involved a drunken driver. Males ages 21-34 made up almost half of all drunken drivers who were killed in motor vehicle traffic crashes nationwide during the 2011 Halloween period. It is also the deadliest night of the year for child pedestrians.

“If you celebrate with alcohol, you don’t belong behind the wheel.” Davis Police Chief Landy Black said. “A sober and safe ride after the party is the best treat you can give yourself and everyone else on the road this Halloween.”

To keep safe this Halloween, the Avoid the 8 task force recommends these tips:

* Before the Halloween festivities begin, plan a way to safely get home at the end of the night;

* Always designate a sober driver;

* If you are impaired, take a taxi, call a sober friend or family member or use public transportation;

* Walking impaired can be just as dangerous as drunken driving. Designate a sober friend to walk you home;

* Use your community’s sober ride program;

* If you see a drunken driver on the road, contact local law enforcement; and

* If you know someone who is about to drive or ride while impaired, take their keys and help them make safe travel arrangements to where they are going. If you think you have to ask if they are OK to drive, you already know they’re not.

Funding for this operation is provided by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety, through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

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