LOS ANGELES (CBS) — If ghosts and goblins aren’t scary for you enough this Halloween, try getting behind the wheel after drinking some of that witches’ brew.

Police will be fanned out across the Southland on the lookout for drunk drivers starting Friday and continuing throughout the Halloween weekend, one which often ranks among the deadliest nights of the year for impaired drivers.

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), in 2008, 58 percent of all highway fatalities across the nation on Halloween night (6 p.m. Oct. 31 to 5:59 a.m. Nov. 1) involved a driver or a motorcycle rider with a Blood Alcohol Concentration (BAC) of .08 or higher, which is illegal in every state.

Here’s a look at the announced LAPD checkpoints for this weekend:

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Comments (9)
  1. Robin says:

    According to LAist, the DUI checkpoint in Hollywood is on Hollywood & Gower.

  2. kabster says:


    1. joe says:

      how, its against the law to drink and drive, if someone in your family was killed by a drunk driver im sure you wouldnt say its Unconstitutional so of you dont want to get introuble then dont drink and drive

  3. It’s simple, Don’t drink and drive. And don’t get a room with Charlie Sheen.

    1. roymullins says:

      or just keep an eye on his wallet and keys for him..

  4. Deportem says:

    They need more of these checkpoints. Heck, how about a breathalyser in every ignition switch… So many horrible drunken people on the roads…

  5. sandy baker says:

    Great Idea – a strategy that saves lives… For more information on the legal ramifications of DUI see http://www.palmspringsdefenseattorney.com/

  6. Josh says:

    Don’t fool yourselves..this isn’t about DUI’s..it’s about fundraising and car stealing. 3% of all traffic stops, and autos ceased in these are DUI related, the rest are for everything else under the sun. They are out fundraising, and don’t forget it. It’s against the 4th Amendment, and there have been multiple decisions saying so. Since when did it become okay for law enforcement to ignore the law. Doesn’t that just make them a government funded gang?

  7. DONT.DEPORT> says:

    @DEPORTEM; nice nickname. but THEM ? whos THEM ? HISPANICS ? HA ! thats a laugh, its funny how people these days try to kick out the race that works the HARDEST. they come over the border for one and one reason only, for a better life and its soo SELFISH how people want to just send them back to hell like if wasn’t hard at all. what do you know about life in POVERTY.

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