The Automobile Association of America (AAA) reports that traffic fatalities increase 30% when Halloween is on a weekend. They recommend using a designated driver, calling a cab and if you’re giving a party, to not let any guests drive when they are impaired.
“Halloween is, in fact, a pretty scary holiday,” says Mike Mitchell, Chief of the Bonney Lake Police Department and chair of the Tacoma Pierce County DUI Task Force. “It can be as dangerous to be on the road as it is on New Year’s Eve.”
The Tacoma Pierce County DUI task Force has announced that they will be targeting drunk drivers starting tomorrow — Halloween — and continue throughout the weekend. The Washington State Liquor Control board will also be working to insure that liquor stores, bars, grocery stores and taverns comply with liquor laws.
Last year, nearly 45% of the 700 traffic-related fatalities in Washington State were alcohol related. In Washington State, all DUI offenses are gross misdemeanors. RCW 9A.20.021, 46.61.502(5) & 46.61.504(5).
At The Farber Law Group, we are experienced in representing victims of drunken driving accidents and in helping victims recover compensation for damages they have suffered. We will aggressively gather the facts, determine all sources of potential liability, and advocate on your behalf.
If you or a loved one was the victim of a drunk driver, please contact The Farber Law Group today to arrange for a free consultation.