Despite all of the monsters and creatures roaming the city’s neighborhoods while Trick-or-Treating, they’re far from the scariest people on the roads during Halloween. Drunk drivers put themselves and others at risk of injury, death, and arrest after getting behind the wheel after drinking too much. Halloween events and parties throughout the area only add to the problem of drunk driving. In 2013, there were 34 DUI arrests made in Kent County between October 25th and November 3rd. The Dover Police Department will be deploying extra officers on Halloween night and throughout the weekend, as well as asking patrol officers to enhance DUI enforcement efforts during this time in order to help keep our roadways safe. The following statistics and tips were provided by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA):
The driver, Jeri Lynn Mut, age 62 of La Quinta was arrested for suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol/and or drugs and taken to a local area hospital as a precaution prior to being booked into the county jail in Indio.
The 38 year old male driver of the Audi was transported to a local area hospital by ambulance and later died as a result of injuries sustained from the collision. His name is being withheld pending the notification to the next of kin. The driver of the Malibu, a 32 year old Modesto resident, sustained moderate injuries as a result of the collision. He was transported to a local area hospital and treated for his injuries. During the investigation, the driver of the Malibu showed signs of being under the influence of an alcoholic beverage(s). He was arrested for numerous charges including Vehicular Manslaughter, Felony Driving Under the Influence, and Homicide.