DUI

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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

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2 pedestrians recovering from hit-and-run

Two Durango residents were recovering Monday after being struck by a vehicle while crossing a road downtown. The hit-and-run crash occurred shortly after 2 a.m. Sunday near East Second Avenue and...

DATE: Oct. 17, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Labor Day DUI campaign nets hundreds of arrests

As part of a statewide campaign to crack down on driving under the influence, Durango Police reported 19 DUI arrests between Aug. 19 and Sept. 6, with six of them occurring over Labor Day weekend,...

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

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Underage drinking party in Silverton leads to overdose, citations

A massive party of underage drinkers, mostly from Durango, resulted in a 14-year-old boy being flown to the hospital with an extreme alcohol overdose during Silverton's Fourth of July celebration....

DATE: July 5, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News