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Weekend Before Halloween Typically Has High Number Of DUI Arrests

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Sonora, Ca — Last year, the weekend prior to Halloween, the California Highway Patrol arrested 1,258 people throughout the state for driving under the influence (DUI).

“A lot of people are going to have Halloween parties this weekend, and we know that there are going to be a number of adult parties,” says CHP Officer Tom Wills. “If you know that you are going to a party, you should be setting up a designated driver ahead of time.”

Wills notes that this is the first of the seasonal holidays, and many will take the opportunity to celebrate. The CHP does not discourage anyone from having a good time, but asks everyone to celebrate safely.

The CHP encourages motorists to call 911 to report suspected drunk drivers.

Written by BJ Hansen