CAMPBELL COUNTY, Tenn. (WVLT) The Campbell County Sheriff's Department has already beefed up patrols throughout the county, and will continue to do so into the weekend to keep drunk drivers off the streets.
Sheriff Robbie Goins is engaging a full assault throughout his county to make sure that kids and parents out trick-or-treating will stay safe. For Goins, the scariest part of Halloween night isn't the costumes.
It's those who think they can get behind the wheel after they've been drinking.
"We don't want you to go to jail, but there's going to be people out there that's going to take that chance. And we're going to be there to bring them to jail," Goins said.
Part of the DUI Task Force includes Deputy Ty Daugherty, who has already been on the streets looking for impaired drivers. He said they plan to cover every corner of Campbell County.
"They (impaired drivers) may be in a subdivision, they may be out here on the four lane, they may be on the interstate. We have to hit all areas because you never know where they're going to be," Daugherty said.
Goins is hoping to have a year where no one is taken to jail, or pulled over for DUI. He's urging everyone who is celebrating Halloween, to do so with a plan of action before you start drinking.
"Plan ahead and have someone drive you," Goins said.
He also urged people who see someone driving who maybe looks like they are drunk or impaired, to call the Sheriff's Department so a deputy can come and check it out.
"We will have plenty of officers out for that sort of thing. Just go ahead and give us a call," Goins said.
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