Be aware adult trick-or-treaters. The Hillsborough County Sheriff’s DUI Enforcement Team will be out in force this Halloween. From 10:00p.m. to 2:00a.m., sheriff deputies will be heavily patrolling areas around North Dale Mabry and Falkenburg Road with portable breath test machines. They will also be on heightened patrol in parts of Westchase, Odessa, Town and Country, Carrolwood, Ybor City, Woodbury, Kensington, and Brandonwood. If you plan on going out this Halloween night, you might want to consider getting a designated driver or a cab.
The portable breath test machines will allow the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s deputies to give you a breath test on the spot, which arguably will make for a more accurate reading. Being pulled over for suspicion of DUI is one of the scariest things that can happen to you on Halloween, in a bad way. Be proactive and make safe plans.