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Twelve weekend DUIs have authorities cautioning drivers on Halloween

Authorities recommend staying off the roads if possible on Halloween night.

If you need to be out on the roads tonight, Washington State Patrol is warning about drinking and driving.

Halloween is a big partying holiday and WSP doesn't want to ruin the fun. They just say you need to make a plan before going out. Take a ride share service, or plan to have a friend or family member pick you up. Trooper Thorson with WSP says last weekend in Benton County alone, there were 12 DUIs.

"Tonight if you're going to go to a Halloween event, it's the worst night to get behind the wheel after drinking or using drugs. Why? Because there are so many children crossing the streets. It's going to be dark out. They may be wearing dark clothing. The last thing we want is a child to get hit and killed tonight,” Trooper Thorson said.

Authorities also say it's best to stay off the roads as much as possible Wednesday night. They say if you don't need to be out on the roads. Don't be.

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