Don't be haunted by scary decisions - drive sober

While Halloween celebrations may be different this year, many ghosts and ghouls will still be on the “haunt” for a frighteningly good time. Hinsdale police are reminding motorists of the importance of planning ahead before the scares start and keeping watch for little goblins walking along roads after dark.

“Halloween is scary enough without adding impaired driving to the mix,” Deputy Chief Thomas Lillie said. “Because even one drink can impair your ability to make responsible decisions, we urge you to make a plan for a sober ride home before you start the celebration.”

Driving impaired by alcohol, marijuana or any other substance in is not only scary, it’s illegal.

Hinsdale police ask everyone to follow these simple tips to help keep roads safe this Halloween:

• Designate a sober driver, take public transportation, use a ride-sharing service or call a sober friend or family member.

• Remember, walking while impaired can be just as dangerous as driving impaired. Designate a sober friend to walk you home.

• If you see an impaired driver on the road, contact local law enforcement as soon as you can safely do so.

• If you see an impaired person about to drive, take their keys and help them get home safely.