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Posted on: October 14, 2019

[ARCHIVED] Halloween Traffic Safety Campaign

The Lake County Sheriff’s Office urges motorists to commit to sober driving this Halloween.  Halloween is a time when children and families will be walking through neighborhoods after dark.  Extra Sheriff’s Deputies will be on patrol searching for intoxicated motorists from October 18th through Halloween.  

“We want all of Lake County’s trick-or-treaters to be safe from being struck by an intoxicated driver,” said Sheriff John Idleburg.  “If you’re planning on indulging at a Halloween party, be sure to make a plan to have a ride home.  Sober family, friends, a taxi, or a ride share are all great options.  Don’t make the dangerous decision to drive under the influence.”

Impaired drivers should never get behind the wheel.  It is illegal to drive impaired by alcohol, drugs, or any other substances.  Remember: DUIs are not restricted to alcohol-related offences.  If you drive high, you’ll get a DUI.

The Halloween enforcement effort is made possible by federal traffic safety funds administered by the Illinois Department of Transportation. 

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