(CBS4) – In 2020, almost one-third of motorcar deaths in Colorado concerned impaired drivers. In an effort to save lots of lives, the Colorado Division of Transportation is teaming up with State Patrol for a Spring DUI enforcement interval.
From April 2 to Might 10, a complete of 84 legislation enforcement companies will improve DUI patrols. CSP anticipates extra drivers on the street as temperatures heat and extra Coloradans get vaccinated in opposition to COVID-19.
“Everybody is keen to get again to regular, however this isn’t an excuse to be careless if consuming alcohol, marijuana, or different medicine,” mentioned Chief Matthew Packard, Colorado State Patrol. “Make a plan earlier than you eat an impairing substance. Your determination boils all the way down to being accountable or being reckless. By no means put an harmless life in hurt’s approach.”
Greater than 200 impaired drivers had been arrested throughout this 12 months’s St. Patrick’s Day DUI enforcement. Final 12 months’s Spring DUI enforcement interval resulted in 468 DUI arrests.
“If you happen to plan to drink, it’s your accountability to be proactive earlier than getting behind the wheel and plan for a sober journey dwelling. If you happen to see somebody attain for his or her keys after ingesting, communicate up and don’t allow them to drive,” mentioned CDOT’s Workplace of Transportation Security Director Darrell Lingk.
For extra details about DUI legal guidelines in Colorado, go to NoDUIColorado.org.