Published: Oct 22, 2010 11:08 PM EDT
Updated: Oct 22, 2010 8:07 PM EDT

DOWNTOWN FORT MYERS, Fla. - Those going to downtown bars Friday night might notice some additional decorations. Police are hanging up posters in hopes of curbing DUIs this holiday season.

They say DUI arrests are already up 17 percent from last year. They expect more officers on patrol.

FMPD Chief Doug Baker says, "If you're drinking or driving dressed as superman or batman or whoever, if you're drinking and driving, you're going to be uncomfortable in the Lee County jail."

Starting this weekend, police say they will be setting up DUI checkpoints and stepping up patrols through Halloween weekend.