Troopers Increase DUI Patrols Around Work Zones

DONT-DRINK-DRIVE-300The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) and Colorado State Patrol (CSP) encourage all bar hoppers, concert goers, campers, backyard BBQ partiers, festival celebrators and everyone in between to plan ahead with a safe way to and from those activities. Law enforcement agencies throughout the state are stepping up their DUI education and enforcement. CDOT right now is also at the peak of its roadway construction season, with many overnight closures occurring in order to complete work with the least amount of impact on motorists. To keep CDOT crews safe, law enforcement is also heightening enforcement in areas leading up to work zones. Colonel Scott Hernandez, Chief of the Colorado State Patrol says, “Planning ahead and having a sober driver, taking a cab, or using public transit will always be cheaper than risking driving impaired and dealing with the consequences of a DUI.”