Casper Police Warn Against Drunk Driving on Halloween
The Casper Police Department urges those celebrating Halloween to not drink and drive, according to a news release.
"This year, Halloween falls on a Thursday, so we’re certain to see extra parties throughout the weekend, and every single party-goer should plan their sober ride home in advance” said department spokeswoman Rebekah Ladd.
“Even one drink can impair judgement. You should never put yourself, or others, at risk because you made the selfish choice to drink and drive. For most, even one drink can be one too many," Ladd said.
The U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration says, 42% of all people killed in motor vehicle crashes on Halloween night from 2013 to 2017 were in crashes involving a drunk driver.
Drug-impaired driving is also an increasing problem, Ladd added.
Casper police offer these suggestions for a night of Halloween partying:
- Even if you’ve had only one alcoholic beverage, designate a sober driver, and get a taxi or ride sharing service to get home safely.
- Get a free ride home by calling Natrona County Safe Ride at 307-266-7233.
- If you see a drunk driver on the road, call 911.
- Take the keys away from someone who is about to drink and drive, and make arrangements to get them home safely.