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Scariest Fact about Halloween? It’s the deadliest night of the year. Keep yourself and your kids safe.

Posted on: October 30, 2013

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HALLOWEEN PARTIERS BEWARE: The AVOID THE 17 SACRAMENTO COUNTY DUI TASK FORCE IS CRACKING DOWN ON DRUNK DRIVERS

This Halloween, police, sheriff and CHP Officers will crack down on drunk and drugged drivers throughout the region with an aggressive Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over enforcement effort. The Avoid the 17 DUI Task Force has given a fair warning to all partygoers: keep the party off the road.

“The scariest part of Halloween is not the spooky costumes and scary pranks, it’s the impaired drivers. All too often, partygoers don’t plan ahead and choose to drive impaired, but a costume can’t disguise drunk driving,” said Folsom Police Chief Cynthia Renaud.

The Avoid the17- Sacramento County DUI Task Force will be deploying additional saturation patrols in Folsom, Elk Grove and Sacramento this Thursday, October 31st in addition to routine patrols already scheduled to stop and arrest alcohol or drug impaired drivers.

Halloween is one of the deadliest holidays of the year on our roadways. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), from 2007-2011, 52 percent of all national fatalities occurring on Halloween night involved a drunk driver. Males ages 21-34 comprised almost half of all drunk drivers who were killed in motor vehicle traffic crashes nationwide during the 2011 Halloween period. It is the deadliest night for child pedestrians of any night of the whole year.

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Details Emerge from DUI Wreck

Posted on: January 11, 2012

New details have emerged from the 3-car wreck that killed 2 people on Folsom Boulevard a few days ago. 21-year old Michael Sharp admitted to inhaling nitrous oxide while driving 50 miles an hour on Folsom Boulevard. Sharp’s vehicle crossed the center divide, jumped a curve, and hit a car head on, killing brothers Todd Ohlander and Chris Martell of Citrus Heights. Sharp is on $2 million bail.

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