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Date: Oct 27, 2017

Over the next few days, Baltimore County Police will be patrolling area roads to keep the roads safe for everyone who ventures out this Halloween.

Halloween isn’t just for kids. Many adults enjoy the holiday attending parties, cookouts and bonfires. These festivities usually have one thing in common – alcohol. While there is nothing wrong with having a few drinks, there is something wrong and dangerous about drinking and driving.

Today there are so many ways to celebrate and stay safe on the road. Revelers, arrange for a designated driver or call on ride sharing services. So easy.

Should you chose to drink then drive, there are penalties. Should you be stopped, you will be asked to participate in a series of sobriety tests. The tests will include not only alcohol, but drug tests. Those drugs include legal prescription and/or illegal street varieties.

If you are found to be driving impaired by alcohol, drugs or both, you will be arrested.

The penalties are not worth the risk. If you drive while under the influence, you could cause an accident,you could kill yourself or, worse yet, kill innocents who are on the road.

A first offense can put you back $ 500 and a possible revocation of driving privileges for one year and 12 points on your license. It only gets worse from there. There are legal fees, loss of insurance and so many other problems just because you got behind the wheel and drove impaired. Don't do it!

Happy Halloween! Drive Sober – Drive Safe.

The Baltimore County Fire Department was theBCoFD's team raised $5,434 in the Race For the Cure. third-highest fundraising team in the recent 2017 Baltimore Komen Race for the Cure to fight breast cancer.

The BCoFD team raised $9,282 in the October 15 event.

Team member PM/FF Linda Sears was the third-highest individual fundraiser, with $5,434 raised. EMT/FF Victoria Ohanna was the 12th-highest fundraiser, with $3,043.

Fire Chief Kyrle W. Preis III, who also participated, thanks all the BCoFD personnel who supported this worthy cause.

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