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Transportation department tests new idea to stop drunken driving

Drunken driving is a ubiquitous problem everywhere in the country, including Colorado. Every year, thousands of people are injured and killed. In Colorado, the Department of Transportation is trying various approaches to preventingdrunk driving, combining both old and new ideas.

Fighting for justice and the future of drunk driving victims

Drunk drivers often cause the most heinous auto accidents. The more intoxicated the driver, the more likely the chance that unsuspecting Coloradans will suffer serious injuries or lose their lives in an accident. Victims and their families, however, can rely on our Lakewood law firm to fight for justice and ensure that their future is not compromised.

Colorado law enforcement cracks down on drunk driving

Graduation, whether it be from high school or college, is one of the happiest moments in the lives of many Colorado students. This can be a time to let off some steam and celebrate with friends and family. Unfortunately these celebrations can result in tragedy when drinking and driving is involved. Sadly,drunk driving accidents have ruined the lives of many people all across the country.

Drunk driving causes numerous fatal accidents every year

In Colorado, driving under the influence of drugs and alcohol has proven to be a serious problem. Each year, more than 150 people are killed in accidents involving alcohol and many others suffer serious injuries. As a result of these accidents and other negligent behavior behind the wheel, more than 26,000 people are arrested for driving under the influence.

Colorado drivers with history of DUIs continue to cause accidents

In the United States, nearly 300,000 people drive drunk every day. Law enforcement officials catch only about 4,000 of these drivers. When a driver is caught drunk driving, there is the hope that they will never make the same mistake again. Unfortunately, some Colorado drivers don't learn their lesson.

Denver woman involved in fatal drunk driving accident

Drunk drivers traveling on the busy streets of Denver put everyone at risk of serious injury or even death. A 24-year-old woman was killed last November in an early-morning drunk driving accident. A 57-year-old driver ran a red light and crashed into the woman's vehicle head-on. The older driver was taken to a nearby hospital with serious injuries. The District Attorney's Office reports that her blood alcohol level was .358, more than four times the legal limit, at the time of the accident. The driver recently pleaded guilty to vehicular homicide.

Colorado scores high marks in MADD's annual report

Driving under the influence is a serious problem across the country. Every year thousands of people suffer serious injuries and hundreds lose their lives because of drunk driving. Fortunately, Colorado's efforts in recent decades to prevent alcohol-related accidents have been paying off, with fewer deaths in just the past few years. The national organization Mothers Against Drunk Driving, a well-known advocate for driving safety, recently commended the state's efforts with its highest marks.

Colorado laws questioned as man gets yet another DUI charge

Intoxicated driving has been a perennial problem in the United States. While most states have developed strict laws to curb drunk driving, Colorado's laws seem to lack a bite. Colorado is among five other states, and Washington, D.C., to not have laws that charge repeat offenders with a felony. The other states are Maine, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Maryland. The laws' lack of teeth was placed under the spotlight recently as a drunk driver was charged with yet another DUI charge.

Many arrested in Colorado for drunk driving have prior arrests

Drunk driving is a serious problem across the country, including in Colorado. State legislators and law enforcement agencies do their best to persuade drivers to act responsibly, but a recent investigative report shows that not only have many drivers gotten behind the wheel while impaired, but many of them are also chronic repeat offenders. This creates a huge threat to other motorists and pedestrians on the road because drunk driving accidents are often deadly.

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