Memorial Day Marks Start of Increased Colorado DUI Patrols

In 2012, the 100 days immediately following Memorial Day saw 542 arrests of Colorado drivers on suspicion of drunk driving, according to the Colorado State Patrol. This year, the state patrol and other law enforcement agencies throughout the state are increasing their DUI patrols to crack down on suspected drunk driving in the state.

Memorial Day Marks Start of Increased Colorado DUI PatrolsCalled the “100 Days of Heat” campaign, the goal of the increased enforcement is to encourage sobriety and stop drunk drivers, according to the Colorado State Patrol.  Since patrols and traffic stops are likely to increase, the number of arrests on suspicion of DUI may also increase – along with penalties like administrative license suspension, which takes place automatically when a Colorado driver is arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence (DUI) or driving while impaired (DWI).

To reduce the risk of being stopped or charged with drunk driving this summer, keep the following tips in mind:

  • Set up a sober route home before you head out for summer fun. Designated drivers, taxi companies, or public transportation can all help you get home safely if you decide to drink while you’re out.
  • Program the phone numbers of local cab companies into your cell phone. You’ll have the info you need to call for a ride if you need one, and you’ll also be able to call for someone else if that person looks like they’ve had one too many to drive safely.

If you’re facing drunk driving charges, don’t wait: call the focused Colorado Springs DUI defense attorneys at The Bussey Law Firm, P.C. for a free and confidential case evaluation. Our number is (719) 475-2555.