Colorado State Patrol plans DUI enforcement push |

Colorado State Patrol plans DUI enforcement push

GLENWOOD SPRINGS — The Colorado State Patrol reminded motorists that troopers will be out in force over the Fourth of July weekend, with sobriety checkpoints and increased patrols on the lookout for drunk drivers celebrating the holiday.

The crackdown begins tonight at 6 p.m. and runs through 3 a.m. on Monday, July 8, according to a statement from the CSP.

The weekend’s enforcement effort is part of the state’s broader “Heat Is On” campaign, which is intended to combine heightened enforcement with public education as a way of making the state’s roads safer for drivers and others.

In last year’s July Fourth push, the statement reported, 13 state residents died in alcohol-related crashes, and 632 motorists were arrested for impaired driving.

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