BROWN COUNTY, Wis. (WFRV) - Halloween isn't just a holiday for kids. Many adults also mark the occasion with a night out on the town. Area law enforcement are asking them to do so with caution.
Halloween is one of the deadliest nights of the year for drunk driving, and with this year's holiday landing mid-week, officials are expecting a very busy weekend at local bars.
The Green Bay Police Department will be adding extra officers, specifically looking for drunk drivers. Just like any other night out, they recommend having a designated driver and planning a way home before you head out.
There are about 170 bars that are part of the Brown County Tavern League. Most of those bars do offer vouchers for their safe ride home program. However, tavern league leaders said they are not something revelers should rely on.
"The safe ride program is there to help somebody who gets in a bad situation," John Steeno, Brown County Tavern League Vice President said. "It's not there for the intention that we can go to that bar with the intention of drinking too much. We're not encouraging that."
There is also a home Packers game this weekend. So officials are expecting quite the crowds out both Saturday and Sunday nights.