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Around Town 10/31/16: Halloween steals and deals

Posted: 10:45 AM, Oct 31, 2016
Updated: 2016-10-31 10:46:28-04

Many kids will hit the streets tonight to load up on Halloween candy. Police say Halloween is one of the most dangerous nights for children.

AAA Michigan says it is a particularly deadly night due to drunk drivers. According to data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), in 2015, over half (52%) of all highway fatalities across the nation on Halloween night involved a drunk/impaired driver or a motorcycle rider with a BAC of .08 or higher. Michigan State Police says 60% of fatal crashes on Halloween weekend in 2015 were alcohol or drug related. All were on Halloween, October 31.

Drivers should slow down and be aware of trick-or-treaters on the streets. Adults and children should carry flashlights and costumes should have retro-reflective tape. Kids should trick-or-treat in a group if an adult is not present. Trick-or-treating is tonight in many Mid-Michigan communities including Lansing and Jackson from 6-8 p.m.

Some Halloween Deals & Freebies:
Children can get a free "scary face" pancake at IHOP in East Lansing today until 10 p.m. Chipotle is offering its "boorito" deal again. Anyone who shows up in costume from 3 p.m. to close tonight will get a burrito for just $3.