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Extra Police Patrols Expected for Halloween Night

Maryland State Police are warning drivers that there will be extra patrols on the roads Halloween night ensuring everyone has a safe celebration.

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With Halloween quickly approaching, troopers remind folks as they carve their pumpkins and pick out their costumes, the best choices they can make are to drive sober or designate a sober driver before the celebrating begins.

The extra troopers will be saturating roads with high documented DUI crashes, according to the police. They will also be focusing on impaired and distracted drivers.

The Maryland State Police is reminding all drivers that ‘Buzzed Driving is Drunk Driving’ because every Halloween there are still some people who think they can drive after drinking. There will be additional patrols out specifically looking for and removing dangerous and impaired drivers from the roadways to ensure everyone has a safe Halloween celebration.

“We want to encourage people to trick or treat this Halloween but never to drink and drive,” said Colonel Marcus L. Brown, Superintendent of the Maryland State Police. “Before you take your first sip of alcohol on October 31, figure out who your designated sober driver will be. If you wait until you’re ‘buzzed’ to make that decision, you may make the wrong choice.”

Krista Brick

About Krista Brick

Krista Brick is a multi-media journalist with Montgomery Community Media.


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