The Heat Is On will return for the Summer Blitz DUI enforcement period Friday through June 22.
During the Memorial Day DUI enforcement period, 231 impaired drivers were arrested, which is a decrease from the 323 arrests made during this enforcement in 2019.
An average of 60 impaired drivers are arrested for DUI in Colorado every day.
The Colorado blood-alcohol limit for a driving-under-the-influence charge is 0.08% or higher, and for a driving-while-ability-impaired charge, it is 0.05% or higher.
First-time DUI offenders can be punished with up to one year in jail, license suspension and thousands of dollars in fines. However, a driver can be charged with a DUI if their alcohol content is anywhere above zero. The Colorado Department of Transportation encourages all drivers who have consumed any amount of alcohol to refrain from driving.