• Drivers asked to be extra careful, and drive sober on Halloween

    Police chiefs, California Highway Patrol captains and sheriffs in both Monterey and San Benito counties will emphasize DUI enforcement with officers and deputies on regular patrols on Halloween, Thurs., Oct. 31.
    Special DUI saturation patrols are scheduled in Salinas.
    The sun will set at 6:10 p.m. on Oct. 31, making it even more dangerous for trick-or-treaters, advised Sgt. Gerry Ross of the Salinas police, Avoid the 20 DUI Task Force coordinator. The campaign is named after the number of law enforcement agencies in both counties.
    “Some kids will cross in the middle of the street wearing dark-colored costumes, so drivers need to be hyper-alert and completely sober,” Ross said. The holiday is the most dangerous of all for child pedestrians nationwide, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
    Avoid the 20’s winter holiday campaign will run from mid-December through New Year’s Day.

    posted to Cedar Street Times on October 29, 2013

    Topics: Front PG News

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