Additional law enforcement officers will be on the lookout for drunk drivers this Halloween, and they are reminding revelers to make plans to ensure they return safety home.
The Avoid the 14 task force, a countywide consortium of law enforcement agencies, said additional officers will be on the roads specifically looking for impaired drivers, according to a news release.
Local revelers should be aware that their Halloween disguises wont make them invisible to the police, sheriff or CHP officers who will crack down on drunk and drug impaired drivers throughout the region, San Luis Obispo police Chief Steve Gesell said in the release.
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, 41 percent of all highway fatalities throughout the nation during the Halloween period in 2010 (from 6 p.m. on Oct. 29 to 6 a.m. on Nov. 1) involved a driver or a motorcycle rider with a blood alcohol concentration of .08 or higher. The Avoid the 14 program is composed of law enforcement agencies in San Luis Obispo County and funded through a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety.