Siskiyou County law enforcement will saturate the roads with DUI patrols on Wednesday, Oct. 31 for Halloween.
These patrols will supplement the routine patrols in several communities in the county, according to a press release from the Siskiyou County Sheriff's Department.
Avoid the 8, representing Siskiyou County's eight law enforcement agencies wants to remind drivers to "keep the party off the road" and warns if you do drink and drive, you'll receive a DUI, the release states.
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, 41 percent of all highway fatalities throughout the nation during the Halloween period in 2010 (6 p.m. Oct. 29 to 6 a.m. Nov. 1) involved a driver or a motorcycle rider with a blood alcohol concentration of .08 or higher.
To keep safe this Halloween, The Avoid the 8 Coalition recommends these simple tips:
• Plan a safe way home before the festivities begin.
• If you are taking medication or using drugs; beware! They can impair your driving, and especially never mix with alcohol.
• Before drinking, designate a sober driver, and leave your car keys at home.
• If you're impaired, take a taxi, call a sober friend or family member, or use public transportation so you are sure to get home safely.
• If you see a drunk driver on the road, Call 911!
Funding for the saturation patrols is provided by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety, through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.