Keeping Your “Spirits” Safe This Halloween

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Don’t Be “Tricked” This Halloween

Drunk driving offenses occur just as often on Halloween as they do on the Super Bowl or New Year's Eve. It's no surprise that police frequently step up their efforts to catch drunk drivers through October. This creates an increased risk of drunk driving charges — especially for college students.

Learn how you can keep your “spirits” safe this Halloween with the help of DUIHeroes.

Why DUI Charges Could Surge Over Halloween Weekend

College students are among those at the highest risk of a DUI arrest on Halloween, with more off-campus parties and police patrolling local college campuses, such as Seattle University and the University of Washington (UW).

This year, Halloween fanatics face a more considerable challenge, as COVID has forced many to opt-out of using rideshare options (such as Uber and Lyft) to avoid the risk of contracting the virus. There are also fewer rideshare drivers available as many drivers are concerned about catching COVID-19 from their patrons. Therefore, party-goers are more likely to get behind the wheel themselves, vulnerable to a possible DUI arrest. Students may also risk facing additional penalties for violating local ordinances in place by their school in light of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Staying Safe This Halloween

The best way for college students to stay safe and avoid a DUI during “Halloweekend” is to arrange a designated driver before they head off campus for the night. Students should also remain mindful of additional police presence near their schools, especially on Friday and Saturday nights.

Halloween Weekend DUI Arrests

If you find yourself charged with a DUI this Halloween, or if you're a parent whose minor is charged with an alcohol related offense like DUI, getting the legal help needed to protect you and fight for your future is essential.

The Heroes You Need, When You Need Us

When you need an experienced DUI defense team, DUIHeroes is here to help. When facing a DUI charge, time is of the essence, and the sooner you contact a hero, the better your chances are of dismissing or reducing your charges.

Contact our team at DUIHeroes today to discuss your situation and learn more about how we can help protect your future. Fill out our online contact form, or call (425) 296-9358.

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