Nearly 8,000 DUI Arrests Made in 2014

DONT-DRINK-DRIVE-300The new year brought new problems for 329 Colorado drivers arrested for impaired driving over New Year’s Eve DUI enforcement, that ran between December 30th and January 5th. In addition, preliminary reports from the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) indicate that there were 153 impaired driving fatalities in 2014 and 466 fatalities overall. Seventy-three law enforcement agencies participated in the New Year’s campaign. Preliminary reports show that the highest DUI arrest totals came from Colorado State Patrol. In 2014, 7,825 people were arrested for impaired driving during the 12 The Heat is On enforcement periods – averaging approximately 650 DUI arrests per enforcement period. The Heat Is On campaign runs throughout the year with 12 specific high visibility impaired driving enforcement periods centered on national holidays and large public events.

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