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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Most people think of today as Friday, April 20. But for many, today is 420, a day to celebrate cannabis.