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DUI crackdown for Halloween weekend

Local law enforcement and the Park Police plan to roll out their ninth-annual Checkpoint Strikeforce to crack down on drunk driving this Halloween weekend. The operation is a three-day campaign of increased enforcement across the Washington area.

Fifty-eight percent of U.S. traffic fatalities during Halloween in 2008 were caused by drunk drivers, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

"The numbers speak for themselves -- Halloween is one of the scariest times of the year for drinking and driving," Park Police Lt. Peter Barrow said in a statement. "Some people seem to think because they're wearing a cape or a giant 'S' on their chest, they're endowed with superhero powers ... They're not. And they're not above getting caught, getting injured, or most importantly getting killed."

If you celebrate too much Halloween weekend, you can take advantage of a free ride home through the SoberRide program.

From the Post's archives:

Being seen on Halloween

By Michael Bolden  | October 28, 2010; 11:19 AM ET
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Comments

I guess one should get their drink driving in tonight.

Posted by: yell53 | October 28, 2010 12:30 PM | Report abuse

I guess one should get their drink driving in tonight.
Posted by: yell53
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Sounds like someone has already gotten their drink-on.

Posted by: blackforestcherry | October 28, 2010 2:02 PM | Report abuse

racist pig

Posted by: getjiggly1 | October 28, 2010 3:03 PM | Report abuse

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