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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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300 DUI arrests occurred across Colorado on Memorial Day weekend

Posted on June 29, 2018 in
The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) issued a press release on June 12 announcing how many driving under the influence (DUI) drivers were pulled over during Memorial Day weekend this year. This year they nabbed 300 suspected impaired drivers, 32 less than the amount of arrests made during the same time frame last year....
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A look at DUID on 420

Posted on April 20, 2018 in
Most people think of today as Friday, April 20. But for many, today is 420, a day to celebrate cannabis.As legalization of marijuana spreads across the nation, there are increasing efforts to identify and arrests motorists who are driving while high on marijuana. Here in Colorado, the violation is known as DUID (driving under...
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