Police increase DUI patrols for Halloween
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Las Vegas, NV (KTNV) -- Law enforcement officers will be out in full force this weekend, looking for drivers who are drunk or impaired in any way.
Halloween is the unofficial kick-off to the holiday season. For the next several weeks, police officers will be looking for clues that a driver should not be behind the wheel. They will be pulling over motorists over for everything from a missed turn to headlights that aren't turned on. They say they know people get distracted over the holidays, but those are also clues that could point to someone who is impaired.
North Las Vegas Police Sgt. Terrence McAllister says that patrols that traditionally were stepped up closer to Thanksgiving are now powered up for Halloween due to more and more events that cater to adults.
He says, "I think you and I see it every day when we go shopping. Look at some of the costume stores, the advertisements that they're doing for grown up parties and things. So, I think, over the years, people still want to be a kid as an adult and get out. Unfortunately, the part two is that people go out and drink, and then get into a car and go out and drive."
The increased saturation patrols will continue through the first of the New Year.