Police are setting up multiple checkpoints this Halloween weekend with the intention of educating the public and increase awareness on the impact driving under the influence contains. The checkpoints are also put in place to show the dangers of drunk driving, riding with someone who is drunk and encouraging designated drivers. The weekend is especially popular around Halloween because of Muir College’s pumpkin drop. The school has been participating in this event for over 40 years. The pumpkin, averaging around 400lbs, is full of candy and students run around and pick up all of the pieces when it hits the ground. Each year, how far the pumpkin’s splat goes is recorded; the record is 100ft. During these celebrations, it is not uncommon for hundreds of students to show up and participate.