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

Posted at 10:45 AM, Oct 31, 2016

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.