Police plan extra enforcement over Halloween weekend

VANCOUVER Vancouver area police will be monitoring Clark County roads closely this upcoming Halloween weekend, looking for inebriated drivers.

Halloween, which falls on Mon., Oct. 31, and the weekend surrounding it, is traditionally one of the most dangerous holidays for impaired driving. Thanks to a grant from the Washington Traffic Safety Commission, law enforcement agencies in Southwest Washington will have additional officers out conducting DUI enforcement to help keep our roadways safer for both drivers and pedestrians.

Beginning Fri., Oct. 28, the Vancouver Police Department, Battle Ground Police Department and the Washington State Patrol will have additional officers enforcing DUI laws in an effort to keep drunk, drugged and high drivers off the road.

The Vancouver Police Department encourages anyone who may be attending Halloween parties, and may also be consuming intoxicants, to select a designated sober driver in advance, call a sober friend, or use a car service instead of getting behind the wheel impaired. Uber is offering first time users a special coupon code for $25 toward their first trip. Sign up for the Uber coupon code RIDEHOMEVANC at https://get.uber.com/go/ridehomevanc.

The Vancouver Police Department also has some Halloween safety tips for those handing out candy and those out trick-or-treating. Have a safe and happy Halloween!

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Kelly Moyer has been reporting for community newspapers since the mid-1990s, including the Newport News-Times on the Oregon Coast; the Lewistown Sentinel, a daily newspaper in central Pennsylvania; the Gresham Outlook, Wilsonville Spokesman, Sherwood Gazette and South County Spotlight newspapers in the Portland metro area; and The Reflector newspaper in Battle Ground, Wash. She also is the former managing editor of Midwifery Today, an international magazine for birth professionals. Kelly, a University of Oregon alumnus and Pennsylvania native, lives with her family in Northeast Portland.

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