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A San Diego Halloween Amidst a Pandemic

San Diego made the most of Halloween this year, despite the grave uncertainty of the current global pandemic. While still abiding by the San Diego County guidelines set in place specifically for Halloween, San Diego residents got creative and made the most of their Halloween.


DUI Checkpoints

While the likelihood for DUIs on Halloween this year was significantly less than in previous years, San Diego County still made sure to take preventative measures to ensure the safety of its community.

This Halloween, there was only 1 DUI checkpoint on record. This is a fraction of the DUI checkpoints those in San Diego County are expecting on a Halloween night. The sole San Diego Halloween DUI checkpoint took place in the area of 14thStreet in Downtown San Diego. This DUI checkpoint operated from 11 p.m. and 3 a.m. Saturday night.

There have been no reported arrests from this checkpoint on suspicion of a DUI. The early closure of bars and complete closure of nightclubs, has helped minimize the risk of a DUI this year. These closures have made Halloween night look significantly different from those in the past.

If you or someone you know obtained a DUI in San Diego County on Halloween, it is recommended you  reach out to an attorney as soon as possible. Rick Mueller, California DUI Lawyers Association Specialist, is one of San Diego’s top ranked attorneys and is well suited to get you the best outcome possible in situations like this.


Halloween Activities

With the current state and county guidelines currently in place for COVID-19, restrictions were put on a lot of traditions this Halloween. However, the San Diego County community made the most of it.

This Halloween, San Diego adopted a modified version of Trick-or-Treating. This version highly encouraged families to walk or drive around to local recreation centers in San Diego County. Each recreation center had a variety of treats for everyone to enjoy.


San Diego also offered other forms of Halloween fun by hosting events like:

  • A Drive-thru Scream Zone
  • Halloween Trail at Petco Park (Socially Distanced)
  • Floating Halloween Cinema
  • Haunted Drives (7 Different Routes)
  • Drive-in Halloween Movie Fest


These are just a few of the activities San Diego County put on during Halloween as an alternative to the traditional door-to-door trick-or-treating that we all know and love.



As we close out Halloween weekend and San Diego prepares for a projected increase in Covid-19 cases, it is reassuring to see the compliance with the guidelines set in place this Halloween. Continue to abide by the San Diego County guidelines in place and take extra precautions when considering driving after even just one drink.

While it might have been a San Diego Halloween amidst a pandemic, the community definitely made it most of it. For any further questions, don’t hesitate to contact Rick Mueller, California DUI Lawyers Association Specialist.


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