DUI

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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 | UPDATED: 6 days 8 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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Trial starts for Durango driver suspected of hitting pedestrians

A jury was selected and opening statements were made Monday in what is expected to be a five-day trial for a Durango man suspected of running over two pedestrians in a crosswalk while driving...

DATE: June 12, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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331 DUI arrests made in Colorado over Memorial Day Weekend

Authorities arrested 331 impaired drivers on suspicion of driving under the influence throughout Colorado over Memorial Day weekend. Four of those arrests were made by Troop 5A Durango of the...

DATE: June 7, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Memorial Day DUI blitz active until Tuesday

A “Heat Is On” drunken driving enforcement campaign through the Memorial Day weekend, May 26-30, will be run by the Colorado Department of Transportation, Colorado State Patrol and local law...

DATE: May 26, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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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