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UCF Police Department prepares for Halloween DUI enforcement


With Halloween festivities approaching this weekend, UCF Police will heighten law enforcement presence around UCF’s main campus from Oct. 28 to Oct. 31.

UCFPD and 10 other local agencies will conduct a DUI enforcement wave to enforce safety among students, according to a recent press release.

A truck flipped on campus Monday night, and the driver had alcohol levels more than twice the legal limit, said Courtney Gilmartin, a UCFPD spokeswoman. The driver of the truck, Kenneth Bruder, a 21-year-old UCF student, was arrested.

Halloween is known for high pedestrian traffic, so UCFPD is urging students to be aware of their surroundings, whether they are driving or walking near campus. The department is also advising students to make a plan to get home safely if they plan to go out drinking.

Designated crosswalks will be well-lit on UCF campuses and the UCFPD will be prepared to respond to any calls in case of an emergency, Gilmartin said in the press release.

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