DUI

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Durango trolley driver pleads guilty to impaired driving

A Durango trolley driver who drove drunk with passengers on board and caused a minor crash on Main Avenue has pleaded guilty to driving while ability impaired. Michael Corlies, 64, of Bayfield,...

DATE: April 13, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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St. Patrick’s DUI arrests up 33 percent from 2016 enforcement

Colorado law enforcement agencies arrested 607 impaired drivers during the recent St. Patrick’s Day crackdown, up 33 percent over arrests in 2016, the Colorado Department of Transportation said...

DATE: March 23, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Statewide St. Patrick’s DUI blitz in effect March 10-20

The Colorado Department of Transportation, Colorado State Patrol and local law enforcement agencies will conduct “The Heat Is On” DUI enforcement from Friday to March 20 to keep Colorado roads safe...

DATE: March 9, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Kenneth Tozer III of Durango given probation for DUI, felony eluding

A Durango man who drove erratically, eluded police and surrendered after a brief standoff with a sheriff’s deputy was given two years probation Thursday in District Court. Kenneth Tozer III, 29,...

DATE: Feb. 16, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Durango Police make 11 DUI arrests during Snowdown weekend

Local law enforcement agencies followed suit with statewide efforts to ramp up DUI enforcement for the Super Bowl weekend, which just so happened to coincide with Snowdown. Across the state, the...

DATE: Feb. 14, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Statewide Super Bowl DUI blitz to begin Friday

The Colorado Department of Transportation, in coordination with Colorado State Patrol and statewide law agencies, will conduct a “Heat Is On” DUI enforcement over Super Bowl weekend, from Friday to...

DATE: Feb. 2, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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DUI enforcement period begins Friday

Increased enforcement statewide begins Friday to crack down on drunken or drugged drivers during the holiday weekend. The special enforcement effort, announced by the Colorado State Patrol and the...

DATE: Dec. 29, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Holiday cheer pours onto area roads

Intoxicated drivers, possibly feeling the buzz from holiday parties, took to the roads in droves over the weekend in Durango, bumping into guardrails, nearly hitting pedestrians and screwing up the...

DATE: Dec. 12, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Erratic driver headed to behavioral health court

A Durango man who was driving wildly and fled from a sheriff’s deputy pleaded guilty Monday to drunken driving and vehicular eluding. Kenneth Tozer III, 28, is expected to be sentenced to...

DATE: Dec. 12, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Durango city trolley driver arrested on suspicion of DUI

A Durango Transit driver was arrested Monday on suspicion of drunken driving. Michael Corlies, 64, of Bayfield, was behind the wheel of a trolley about 8:30 a.m. when his side mirror struck a Cisco...

DATE: Dec. 5, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Thanksgiving DUI enforcement stops 518 impaired drivers

State and local law enforcement agencies issued a cumulative 518 DUI tickets in an effort to crack down on impaired drivers around the Thanksgiving holiday. The Heat is On campaign involved...

DATE: Dec. 2, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Victims needed to share stories of drunken driving tragedies

Help wanted: Victims of drunken drivers willing to share their stories of loss and grief with DUI offenders. The pay isn’t great – in fact, there’s none – but the payoff can be life-changing. The...

DATE: Oct. 20, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News