Public Safety

Deputies to Crack Down on Impaired Drivers on Halloween

A Sheriff's deputy administers a field sobriety test to a driver at a checkpoint.
A Sheriff's deputy administers a field sobriety test to a driver at a checkpoint.

Sheriff’s deputies will be keeping trick-or-treaters of all ages safe by getting intoxicated drivers off San Diego’s roadways on Halloween.

“Impaired driving puts everyone in danger,” said Sheriff Bill Gore. “Do the responsible thing, don’t drink and drive on Halloween or any day.”

Deputies will conduct increased DUI patrols in communities within the jurisdiction of the Sheriff’s Department. These efforts are designed to keep impaired drivers off the streets and prevent crashes that can cause serious injury or death.

Here are some sober rider options for Halloween:

Watch our public safety video on the dangers and high price of drinking and driving.

Funding for the Halloween DUI patrols is from the California Office of Traffic Safety through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.