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Don’t let a ‘driving while drugged’ charge ruin your life

Posted on September 20, 2019 in
Driving under the influence of a drug (DUID) is illegal, which is making things complicated for people who use marijuana either recreationally or medicinally.The problem? It's much harder for police officers to determine who is driving while drugged than it is to determine who has been driving while intoxicated. The charge relies heavily on...
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Colorado teen faces charges of vehicular homicide, assault

Posted on May 17, 2019 in
Colorado is notoriously fierce with its drunk driving laws. Even a first-time conviction can easily lead to a long license suspension and an ignition interlock device on your car. However, one Colorado teen is facing even more serious charges following what police believe is an alcohol-related wreck.The 18-year-old resident of Carbondale was driving with...
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Arrests on St. Patrick’s Day 2019 were down in Colorado

Posted on March 22, 2019 in
If there were drunk drivers out on the highways on St. Patrick's Day, the Colorado State Patrol couldn't find them -- and they were looking pretty hard. According to their statement to the press, State Patrol officers responded to one known alcohol-related crash on Friday. Since St. Patrick's Day, which is one of the...
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Fewer drunk driving arrests in Colorado aren’t really progress

Posted on January 11, 2019 in
The number of drunk driving arrests made in Colorado during times of "increased enforcement" dropped significantly between 2017 and 2018 -- but law enforcement agencies within the state says there's no reason to celebrate. Colorado's Department of Transportation says that 7,723 arrests for drunk and impaired driving were made during a total of 14...
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Know how to handle a sobriety checkpoint in Colorado

Posted on December 27, 2018 in
You probably know that a police officer can normally only initiate a traffic stop when the officer witnesses a traffic violation, notices a vehicle defect that could affect its safety or observes a pattern of behavior that suggests the driver of a car may be impaired by drugs or alcohol.However, sobriety checkpoints are specifically...
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