Halloween is a fun time for kids and adults in Illinois. While candy and costumes come to mind for most people when they think of this holiday, for law enforcement it is drinking and driving that comes to mind. That is because this holiday is one of the top ones for DUI arrests. It does not take much to be over the legal limit and law enforcement is stepping up its efforts this holiday to catch drivers who are legally impaired.

Halloween not only increases the number of impaired driver on the road but it also can lead to drinking and walking, which can be equally dangerous. There are many children out at this time of year enjoying the festivities. The last thing anyone wants is an accident involving alcohol that leads to a serious injury or death of a child.

Law enforcement encourages you to have a plan ahead of any parties or celebrations. Designate a driver or plan alternative options for getting from point A to point B. Let a sober friend walk you home instead of taking off on your own if you have been drinking. Planning ahead is the best way to stay safe and avoid a DUI charge this Halloween.

As mentioned, it does not take many drinks to take most people over the legal limit to drive in the state. This means you could unintentionally find yourself facing DUI charges, especially with local law enforcement increasing patrols looking for impaired drivers. You might find it helpful to speak with an attorney if you find yourself in trouble this Halloween.

Source: Journal & Topics Online Media Group