Colorado police cracking down on DUI drivers around New Year's Eve | PostIndependent.com
YOUR AD HERE »

Colorado police cracking down on DUI drivers around New Year’s Eve

AP

DENVER (AP) — The Colorado State Patrol and police around the state are cracking down on drivers under the influence as the year draws to a close.

The Colorado Department of Transportation says there will be saturation patrols and extra law enforcement officers on duty from Friday through Wednesday, with over 100 agencies participating.

Last year, 357 impaired drivers were arrested during the 5-day period around New Year’s.

The increased enforcement comes as the head of the state patrol is urging drivers to be more careful throughout the year. As of Thursday, 600 people had died on the state’s roads in 2018, including nine in less than 72 hours. In a video posted on social media, Col. Matthew Packard blamed “selfish driving”, from impairment to not paying attention, for the latest deaths.


Support Local Journalism

Support Local Journalism

Readers around Glenwood Springs and Garfield County make the Post Independent’s work possible. Your financial contribution supports our efforts to deliver quality, locally relevant journalism.

Now more than ever, your support is critical to help us keep our community informed about the evolving coronavirus pandemic and the impact it is having locally. Every contribution, however large or small, will make a difference.

Each donation will be used exclusively for the development and creation of increased news coverage.

For tax deductible donations, click here.
 

Start a dialogue, stay on topic and be civil.
If you don't follow the rules, your comment may be deleted.

User Legend: iconModerator iconTrusted User