DeKalb Police Department encourages residents to not drive while impaired


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DeKalb Police Department wants people to celebrate Halloween safely this year by not driving while impaired.

With Halloween approaching, the DeKalb community is gearing up to see some scary things – ghouls, ghosts and goblins galore – but perhaps the scariest of them all will be impaired drivers. 

Not only can impaired drivers impact their own lives, but, with parents and children out trick-or-treating in the dark, the community can be harmed as well. 

The DeKalb Police Department encourages students to have fun, but they want everyone to stay safe when they do so. 

They recommend that residents make plans to get home ahead of time. Choosing a designated driver, using a ride-sharing service such as Uber or Lyft and taking public transportation like the Huskie Bus Line are all options the Police Department recommends. 

They also instruct the public to contact law enforcement if they see a person who is driving or about to drive while impaired. 

“Alcohol and marijuana impair not only your ability to drive safely, but also your decision-making skills,” said Cmdr. Chad McNett. “That’s why it’s so important to know how you’ll get home before you leave for the party. Plan ahead to help keep yourself and others safe.”