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Law Enforcement to Patrol for Impaired Drivers

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You can expect to see more law enforcement in our area roads this Halloween looking for impaired drivers.

Nevada Highway Patrol, the Washoe County Sheriff's Office and Reno and Sparks Police Department will be out in full force across the area.

Officers suggest designating a sober driver for Halloween parties. 

Police also stress that drivers be extra careful in neighborhoods this evening since there will be many little ghosts and goblins walking around.

Sparks Police say the extra patrols are possible due to the Joining Forces grant.

AAA says it is offering free towing service on Halloween to prevent people from driving while drunk in Nevada.

The automobile club says its "Tipsy Tow" program will give free rides to anyone whether they are a member of AAA or not, as long as they are within five miles of home.

The free rides will run from 6 p.m. Thursday through 6 a.m. Friday. Members and non-members alike can call (800) 222-4357 (AAA-HELP) for a free tow of up to ten miles.

"Just tell the AAA operator, ‘I need a Tipsy Tow,' and a truck will be on its way," said AAA spokesperson Cynthia Harris. "Service is restricted to a one-way ride for the driver and his or her vehicle to the driver's home."

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