As Halloween celebrations continue through the weekend, authorities are warning people about the consequences of drinking and driving.
Police say to be prepared for DWI checkpoints.
Halloween falls nearly mid-week and for adults that means costume parties last weekend, Thursday night and even this weekend.
Law enforcement is out and ready to deter drunk driving.
That means increased sobriety checkpoints to stop motorists and arrest anyone who is driving drunk and over the .08 blood alcohol content level and charge anyone driving who is impaired by drugs, both illegal and prescription drugs.
Leandra's Law is one of the toughest DWI laws in the country. First time DWI offenders who are driving with a child 16 years of age or younger may be charged with a felony. Which could mean a penalty of up to four years in prison.
The DMV says last year, there were some 8,600 alcohol-related car crashes across the state resulting in the deaths of 358 people.
Be smart and drink responsibly.
These Halloween STOP DWI patrols continue though November 3.