Halloween Buzzed Driving is Drunk Driving

This Halloween let’s make happy memories, not tragic nightmares. The only thing scarier than zombies and witches loose on the streets is an impaired driver.

It’s time to finalize your plans. Costume? Check. Candy stash? Check. Sober ride? Better double check! This Halloween, the Grand Isle County Sheriff’s Department, and the U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) are teaming up to remind drivers about the deadly consequences of impaired driving. If you are under the influence and you choose to get behind the wheel of a vehicle, you put everyone in danger, including yourself. Help us spread this lifesaving message: If You Feel Different, You Drive Different.

It is illegal nationwide to drive under the influence of drugs or alcohol— no exceptions. Impaired driving poses a threat to the driver, vehicle passengers, and other road users. Although Halloween falls on a Sunday this year, we’re certain to see extra parties throughout the weekend, and every single partygoer should plan their sober ride home in advance.  If you plan to use an impairing substance, you should plan for a sober ride home.

So, if you plan to drive, plan to refrain from alcohol or drugs.  If you do plan to enjoy some witch’s brew, be sure to arrange a sober ride home in advance.  Stay safe on Halloween night, our kids are depending on all of us to keep them safe.  Halloween is meant to be scary, but not when it comes to driving.  Yet, when it comes to impaired driving, Halloween can turn the roads into a horror fest.

Grand Isle County Sheriff’s Department —- KEEPING YOU SAFE!!!!

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