Drunk Divers Can't Hide Behind Halloween Costumes Drivers Beware: Buzzed Driving is Drunk Driving
[Chula Vista, CA] - As party-going ghosts and goblins celebrate Halloween this October, Chula Vista Police Department reminds everyone to keep the party off the road.
A DUI/Driver License Checkpoint is planned this weekend as part of the Department's ongoing efforts to lower impaired driving in Chula Vista and the region. The DUI Checkpoint will be Friday, October 29 prior to the little ones heading out for Trick-or-Treating on Sunday evening.
There isn't a Halloween costume clever enough to hide an impaired driver who has made the poor decision to get behind the wheel. Whether you've had one too many or way too many, it is just not worth the risk. Remember, buzzed driving is drunk driving.
The scariest part of Halloween isn't the spooky costumes and scary pranks, it's the fact that too often impaired drivers don't plan ahead and end-up making the roads scarier than a horror show.
Chula Vista Police Department recommends these simple tips for a safe Halloween:
- Plan a safe way home before the festivities begin;
- Before drinking, designate a sober driver;
- If you're impaired, use a taxi, call a sober friend or family member, or use public transportation;
- If you happen to see a drunk driver on the road, don't hesitate to call 911;
- And remember, Friends Don't Let Friends Drive Drunk. If you know someone who is about to drive or ride while impaired, take their keys and help them make other arrangements to get to where they are going safely.
Funding for this operation is provided by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety, through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
For more information, please visit www.StopImpairedDriving.org or www.californiaavoid.org .
"DRUNK DRIVING. OVER THE LIMIT. UNDER ARREST."
Police Public Information Office