1,000 Arrested Over Labor Day, Heat Is On Friday

More than 1,000 impaired drivers were removed from Colorado roadways during this years Labor Day Heat Is On DUI Enforcement campaign, a slight increase over the 964 drivers who were arrested during the same enforcement period last year.  Each year, more than 26,000 people are arrested for DUI in Colorado, and more than one-third of all traffic fatalities in the state are alcohol related. While summer is winding down, preventing and arresting impaired drivers is still a priority for the state’s law enforcement officers. As such, Colorado officers will be conducting a five-week Fall Festivals DUI enforcement period starting Friday through Oct. 23. Last year, 1,498 drivers were arrested for DUI during the fall enforcement period.

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