State and Local Police are beefing up efforts to catch drunk drivers over the Halloween weekend. Extra patrols will be used to keep drunk drivers off the road, as well as look for speeders, distracted drivers and those not buckled up. Illinois Department of Transportation spokesperson Brian Williamsen says they are especially concerned since Halloween falls on a Saturday night.
From 2010 to 2014 in Illinois, 16 people died and more than 14 people were injured in car crashes on Halloween. Five of the fatal accidents involved alcohol.