The Colorado State Patrol and local law enforcement agencies have launched a summer campaign against drunk driving. The state-wide initiative is called ‘100 Days of Heat’ and it will be conducted between Memorial Day and Labor Day.
Police will be utilizing high visibility Colorado DUI patrols and sobriety checkpoints to spot suspected impaired drivers.
During the 2009 crackdown on driving under the influence in Colorado, officers made 3,531 arrests. Statistics show that nearly one-third of all traffic deaths involving alcohol occur between the two major holidays marking the beginning and end of summer. During 2009, a total of 191 people were killed in alcohol related accidents, equaling 41% of all traffic fatalities in Colorado.
Have you been arrested for a DUI in Colorado?