Extra Vancouver officers out for Halloween

Police say last year, three people were killed on Halloween

A sign posted along the Vancouver road where 7-year-old Cadence Boyer was hit while trick-or-treating in 2014. Oct. 29, 2015 (KOIN)
A sign posted along the Vancouver road where 7-year-old Cadence Boyer was hit while trick-or-treating in 2014. Oct. 29, 2015 (KOIN)

VANCOUVER, Wash. (KOIN) — The Vancouver Police Department will have more officers out on patrol Halloween night, looking for impaired drivers.

The extra patrols are in direct response to the death of Cadence Boyer, a 7-year-old girl who was hit while trick-or-treating.

Vancouver Police say last Halloween, they responded to three separate DUI crashes between the hours of 8:20 p.m. and 1:30 a.m. In all, three people were killed. In the third crash, an impaired driver drove through barricades set up by police who were investigating one of the previous crashes.

If you’re going to be drinking on Halloween night, or any night, Vancouver police recommend designating a sober driver or calling a cab. And because it is Halloween, be extra alert for children and pedestrians, and drive below the speed limit when they are present.

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