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Drunk driving crackdown locally for Halloween

By WKTV News

UTICA, N.Y. (WKTV) - While Halloween is a night of costumes, candy and fun. It's also a night for cracking down on drunk driving.

Between 2007 and 2011, 52 percent of fatalities on Halloween in the U.S. were due to drinking and driving.

Oneida County STOP DWI is working to bring those numbers down locally.

Law enforcement reminds everyone that the legal drinking limit is .08.

If you go over, they want to remind you, you will be arrested.

In addition to not drinking and driving, STOP DWI Coordinator say you should keep a look out for children crossing the streets.

" We just encourage that if you're going out enjoying the Halloween season there's an uptick in partying," Giruzzi said. "Have a plan and understand there are little ones out there excitedly trick-or-treating and they might be dodging out into the roadways. Also, if you're drinking have a plan to get home safely."

The increased patrols will last throughout the weekend.

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