TULSA - Halloween kicks off the fall holiday season, and the Oklahoma Highway Patrol has decided to get right to work finding impaired drivers and getting them off the road.
Troopers will fan out on major highways throughout the Tulsa metro area from Friday at 7:00 p.m. until Saturday at 3:00 a.m.
Capt. George Brown tells KRMG they have some money from the Federal Government that will help pay overtime for the troopers who will conduct the operation.
About a dozen troopers will participate in the crackdown.
They will especially concentrate on the Inner Dispersal Loop, Capt. Brown says, because they know from experience that they get a lot of DUI crashes in that area.
Brown says they see the effects of DUI driving all too often.
"I don't know how many times I've been to the scene of a DUI-related crash and some innocent victims is lying lifeless because of some poor choice someone made."
He says by law, OHP doesn't have to alert the public unless they're setting up checkpoints, which this operation doesn't involve.
Still, he says, it's a win if one person hears or reads about the crackdown and decides not to drink and drive.