An increased police presence is planned for Halloween weekend in Lancaster County to combat drunk and drugged drivers.
A task force of officers from county police departments will be targeting intoxicated drivers driving to and from parties and other Halloween events.
At least one stationary sobriety checkpoint is planned, according to Lancaster County Assistant District Attorney Ande Gonzalez.
On average, more than 1,500 drivers are charged with DUI each year in Lancaster County.
DUI crashes involving, marijuana, prescriptions drugs, and other substances are up 33 percent in Pennsylvania over the past five years.
The Lancaster County District Attorney’s office advises those drinking alcohol over the holiday to do so responsibly by using designated drivers, public transit and taxi/Uber drivers.
Drivers are urged to be vigilant and aware of other drivers on the road that might be impaired.
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