DUI

Thanksgiving DUI crackdown now active on state roads

Colorado Department of Transportation, Colorado State Patrol and local law enforcement will conduct a heightened DUI enforcement period through Nov. 27 to keep roads safe from impaired drivers over...

DATE: Nov. 17, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

DUI arrests over Halloween weekend increase

Law enforcement in Colorado arrested 375 drivers across the state for driving under the influence over the Halloween weekend, according to the Colorado Department of Transportation. That’s an...

DATE: Nov. 10, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Alcohol drives rise in traffic deaths in Colorado

Despite a growing stigma around drunken driving, the number of alcohol-related traffic deaths rose in Colorado in 2016. Last year, 608 people died on the road, marking a 10-year high, according to...

DATE: Nov. 3, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Halloween DUI blitz applies heat through Wednesday

Colorado Department of Transportation, Colorado State Patrol and statewide law enforcement agencies will conduct a “Heat Is On” DUI enforcement period Friday through Wednesday to keep roads safe...

DATE: Oct. 26, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Labor Day DUI blitz cites 1,184 impaired drivers in Colorado

Colorado law enforcement issued 1,184 citations for impaired driving from Aug. 18 to Sept. 5, an increase from the 964 arrests during last year’s Labor Day crackdown. A total of 121 law enforcement...

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

Four-time drunken driving offender gets jail for hit-and-run

A Durango man with three previous drunken driving offenses was sentenced Friday to two years in jail and 10 years of probation for running over two pedestrians while driving drunk. Cruz Baca, 39,...

DATE: Aug. 25, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango man charged with vehicular homicide in 17-year-old’s death

A 22-year-old Durango man has been charged with vehicular homicide after the car he was driving in June went off the road in Durango West II and hit a tree, killing a 17-year-old Durango woman....

DATE: Aug. 22, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Sturgis Motorcycle Rally impetus for DUI blitz

In response to the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally in South Dakota, the Colorado Department of Transportation and Colorado State Patrol will ramp up DUI enforcement until Aug. 14 to keep people safe from...

DATE: Aug. 6, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

11 DUIs reported in La Plata County over Fourth of July weekend

Eleven people were arrested for DUIs in La Plata County over the Fourth of July weekend, according to a report from the Colorado Department of Transportation. Colorado State Patrol made seven...

DATE: July 14, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Statewide Fourth of July DUI crackdown arrives

Colorado Department of Transportation, Colorado State Patrol and 98 local law-enforcement agencies will conduct a statewide “Heat Is On” DUI blitz through July 5 to keep impaired drivers off...

DATE: June 30, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Summer DUI crackdown active through June 26

With the onset of summer, a statewide “Heat Is On” drunken driving enforcement campaign is underway through June 26 by Colorado Department of Transportation, Colorado State Patrol and local law...

DATE: June 19, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango man found guilty of hitting pedestrians while driving drunk

A Durango man was found guilty Friday of mowing down two pedestrians while driving drunk last year in downtown Durango. Cruz Baca, 39, showed little reaction to the guilty verdicts; his attorney...

DATE: June 16, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News