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Police plan increased presence for Halloween

This Halloween, Prescott Valley Police will be out in force conducting DUI and seat belt enforcement.

The police department will continue its support of the Governor’s Office of Highway Safety (GOHS) DUI Traffic Enforcement Program with this latest round of enforcement through Wednesday, Oct. 31. Focused enforcement hours will be between 6 p.m. and 2 a.m.

This selective enforcement is dedicated with the understanding that many children will be out on the streets after dark, creating an environment which demands increased vigilance on our part and the part of area drivers.

Another of the objectives of the enforcement program is to reduce the number of vehicle collisions and the resulting injuries and fatalities through increased highly visible enforcement. Police will focus on occupant restraint, impaired driving, speeding enforcement, and pedestrian safety. Increased patrol efforts will be focused along Highway 69, as this is one of the busiest corridors in the quad city area. This additional enforcement is largely due to recent GOHS grant funds which are designated specifically for these purposes.

To help everyone have a safer and more enjoyable Halloween, PVPD reminds everyone, if you drink alcoholic beverages have a designated driver and buckle up. It only takes a second or two to fasten a seat belt.

You can help make our roads safer. If you observe an impaired or reckless driver, or observe any unsafe driving, report it by contacting PVPD at 928-772-9267 or call 911 for emergencies.

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