Labor Day DUI Crackdown Underway

DUIColorado police officers began their annual Labor Day DUI crackdown Friday. The Increased DUI enforcement will last through Tuesday September 6th. The Colorado Department of Transportation is partnering with the State Patrol and other local law enforcement agencies to take as many impaired drivers off the roads as possible. During last years Labor Day DUI crackdown, police sited over 1,000 people for driving impaired, averaging over 50 arrests per day. There were also 47 alcohol involved traffic fatalities during the enforcement period last year. According to the Chief of the Colorado State Patrol Scott Hernandez, over the years, the Labor Day DUI crackdown has taken thousands of impaired drivers off the roads. He continued to say that troopers from across the state are committed to protecting state roads from impaired drivers, to ensure Coloradans can enjoy the end of summer safely.

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