DUI checkpoints planned for Halloween weekend

Sean Philip Cotter

Apparently Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton are two of the top adult Halloween costumes around the country this year.

So if you're drunk enough to think that whatever political satire you're going to pull off at that Halloween party this weekend is going to be new and original, don't get behind the wheel, according to local law enforcement.

Police in central Pennsylvania area planning sobriety checkpoints in York, Adams and Lancaster counties, looking for people who are driving while under the influence, according to a news release from the York County Center for Traffic Safety.

This weekend's enforcement activities run from Friday through Monday, which is Halloween, according to the release.

Though the blood-alcohol content limit for drivers in Pennsylvania is 0.08, the center recommends that people don't drive if they've been drinking at all. "Buzzed driving is drunk driving," it says.

Any evidence that someone's driving is impaired by nonalcoholic drugs is enough for police to charge the person with DUI-drugs.

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The safety center also advises people to be on the lookout for trick-or-treaters. The center suggests that the candy-seekers in turn be mindful of traffic, carry flashlights, use reflective tape and lift up any masks they're wearing as they cross streets.