Arrests for Colorado DUI Decline

The Colorado Department of Transportation has released preliminary numbers from the ‘100 Days of Heat’ anti-drunk driving campaign. The total number of arrests for driving under the influence in Colorado dropped 12 percent, from 3,531 in 2009 to 3,111 arrests this year. The state-wide effort included saturation patrols and sobriety checkpoints conducted between Memorial Day Weekend and Labor Day Weekend.

The number of Colorado DUI arrests totaled 651 over the Memorial Day holiday; 591 over the Fourth of July; and 1650 during two weeks around Labor Day. In addition to a drop in the number of arrests, there was a 15% decline in alcohol related traffic fatalities

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