250 DUI Arrests Made in Colorado over Halloween Enforcement Period

November 7, 2015

From Friday Oct. 30th through Monday Nov. 2nd, Colorado State Patrol (CSP) officers, along with 78 local law enforcement agencies throughout the state, made 250 DUI arrests.

The 250 DUI arrests made in CO over the Halloween enforcement period mark a drop in arrest rates since last year, a Denver & Boulder DUI lawyer explains.

The 250 DUI arrests made in CO over the Halloween enforcement period mark a drop in arrest rates since last year, a Denver & Boulder DUI lawyer explains.

This marks the second consecutive year in Colorado during which the number of DUI arrests has dropped from the previous year, according to the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT), as there were:

  • 329 DUI arrests made in Colorado over the 2014 Halloween enforcement period
  • 427 drunk driving arrests made in the state over the same period in 2013.

Commenting on the results of this DUI crackdown, Colonel Scott Hernandez, CSP Chief, stated:

Unfortunately hundreds of drivers got behind the wheel after drinking or using drugs and they are now dealing with the real-life nightmare of a DUI arrest…Thankfully those drivers were removed from our roadways, which enhanced the safety for not only themselves but other motorists on the road over Halloween weekend.

Darrell Lingk, Director Transportation Safety at CDOT, expressed similar, if not a bit more positive, thoughts, explaining that:

We’re pleased that DUI arrests were down this past Halloween, but there is still a lot of work to be done to reverse the trend of drug and alcohol-related fatalities in Colorado…We will continue to look at ways to educate the public on the dangers of driving impaired and work with law enforcement to ensure our roadways are safe.

Breakdown of the Arrest Numbers

Here is a look at which law enforcement agencies that made the most DUI arrests over the 2015 Halloween weekend:

  • Denver Police Department (PD) – 50 DUI arrests
  • CSP – 45 DUI arrests
  • Aurora PD – 36 DUI arrests
  • Colorado Springs PD – 34 DUI arrests.

Given that the next statewide DUI crackdown will be kicking off on the Wednesday before Thanksgiving – and will be extending through the holiday weekend, officers and agencies across the state are starting to put plans in place now for increased patrols to be ready, up and running in less than a few weeks.

That means it’s not too early for you to be planning ahead also if you will be celebrating a festive Thanksgiving weekend this year. And keep our firm’s number on hand through the holiday season, as one call to us can get you the defense, protection and support you need following a DUI arrest.

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