Tag Archives: Colorado State Patrol

State Patrol Reminds Drivers of Extra Patrol this Weekend

COLO-STATE-PATROL-300The Colorado State Patrol along with several other agencies around the state are stepping up enforcement for the Memorial Day Weekend. The enforcement period will begin Friday and continue through Tuesday morning. Troopers will have zero tolerance for drivers under the influence of any substance that may affect their ability to operate a motor vehicle in a safe Continue reading

Craig Emergency Crews Respond to Two Accidents in Two Days

car crashCraig emergency crews responded to a 2 vehicle accident yesterday in the middle of town. The crash happened at Victory Way and Tucker. The cause of the accident hasn’t been made clear, but there were no injuries. Traffic was routed around Continue reading

C-DOT Launches Campaign to Reduce Distracted Driving

textThe Colorado Department of Transportation is partnering with the Colorado State Patrol to support nationwide efforts to end distracted driving. During the campaign, the National Safety Council recommends drivers stop using cell phones while driving, recognize that hands-free devices offer little safety benefit, understand the Continue reading

Craig Man Dies in Weekend Accident

IMG_1679The Colorado State Patrol is investigating a fatal accident on Moffat County Road 18 yesterday evening. According to the Colorado State Patrol, 52 year old Dennis Otis was killed when the driver of the car he was riding in lost control on a curve and rolled the vehicle.  Otis was ejected during the roll.  Wild Continue reading

Woman, Two Children Escape Serious Injury in Rollover

COLO-STATE-PATROL-3001The Colorado State Patrol and Craig Fire/Rescue responded to a rollover accident on Highway 13 about 20 miles south of Craig yesterday. Troopers say 42-year old Tonya Humphrey of Wyoming was driving toward Craig, when she drove off the side of the road and rolled her car. There were two children in the car with her. Everyone was wearing seatbelts, and no one Continue reading

Semi Spills Load of Cars on Rabbit Ears

COLO-STATE-PATROL-300A semi carrying a trailer load of automobiles overturned on Rabbit Ears Pass this morning, closing the highway for a few hours. According to the Colorado State Patrol, the accident happened on the west side of the pass at around 8:45 this morning. The trailer spilled its load of vehicles onto the roadway. No other occupied vehicles Continue reading

Highway 64 Crash Victim Identified

RIO BALNCO SHERRIFAuthorities have released the name of the victim killed in last week’s car crash on Highway 64. Firefighters responded to the scene after a call of a brush fire on the side of the highway. When they got there, they found a vehicle engulfed in flames. After extinguishing the blaze, a body was found in the car. The Rio Continue reading

State Patrol Steps up DUI Enforcement

COLO-STATE-PATROL-3001The Colorado State Patrol is stepping up DUI enforcement across the state the St. Patrick’s Day enforcement period. Patrol Chief Scott Hernandez is encouraging party-goers not to get behind the wheel if they have been drinking or using drugs. He says that for the last two years, the number of impaired driving arrests during the St. Patrick’s Day enforcement period has stayed Continue reading

Semi Rolls and Spills Hazardous Material

COLO-STATE-PATROL-3001A semi rolled over on the west side of Rabbit Ears Pass yesterday, closing the pass for several hours. According to the Colorado State Patrol, the semi was hauling a load of hazardous liquid, which spilled when the tank ruptured during the roll. The accident happened near the runaway truck ramp, about 7 miles east of Steamboat. The pass was closed from the base of the east side of Continue reading

22 Year Old Dies In Crash On I-70

I70 SIGNThe Colorado State Patrol is investigating a single vehicle crash that resulted in a fatality. The crash occurred today (February 1), at approximately 4 a.m., on Interstate 70 near mile 68, in Garfield County.  A Dodge Ram, driven by 22 year old Continue reading

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 Continue reading

Rollover South Of Craig Sends Two To Hospital

roll-over-300A single vehicle rollover accident sent the driver, 43 year old  Craig resident Michelle Peters, and an unnamed minor to the hospital with what are believed to be slight injuries. The accident Continue reading