Police add extra DUI patrols ahead of Halloween

Central Point, Ore. — Law enforcement is upping patrols ahead of Halloween. Starting Friday night, some local agencies are conducting additional DUI enforcement.

The Jackson County Sheriff’s Office was the first to put added patrols on the road on Friday; Central Point Police will join in Saturday.

Officers said their goal is to keep drunk drivers off the street, but also to deter them from even getting behind the wheel.

“There are people going to be partying and partaking in drinking, which is you know, totally fine and great, but we want to make sure that we have a presence out there and more than anything else, just to let people know to be safe, keep and eye out for each other,” Central Point Police Detective Josh Abbott said.

Officers note if you plan on drinking, decide how you’re getting home before you even leave the house. Added patrols will be on the street, including back roads, through Halloween.

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