312 DUI Arrests Made over 2016 July 4th DUI Crackdown, CDOT Reports

July 8, 2016

Over the five-day DUI crackdown conducted during the July 4th holiday weekend in Colorado, law enforcement authorities across the state made 312 DUI arrests, according to the latest report from the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT).

312 DUI Arrests in 2016 July 4th DUI Crackdown

312 DUI Arrests in 2016 July 4th DUI Crackdown

The agencies associated with the highest arrest numbers for this campaign included:

  • Colorado State Patrol (CSP), with 74 DUI arrests
  • Aurora Police Department (PD), with 39 DUI arrests
  • Colorado Springs PD, with 33 DUI arrests
  • Denver PD, with 19 DUI arrests

Notably, the DUI arrests made over the 2016 July 4th crackdown represent the reversal of a four-year trend in Colorado. That’s because, since 2012, the arrests for this period have been consistently declining, dropping more than 50 percent.

This year, however, July 4th DUI arrests in Colorado jumped up more than 8 percent (when compared to last year’s numbers).

DUI Crackdowns Will Continue Through Summer

While the July 4th DUI crackdown has recently been wrapped up, law enforcement officials across the state plan to remain vigilant about taking suspected drunk drivers off the roads and making DUI arrests. In fact, over the coming weeks, authorities have a number of DUI enforcement campaigns planned, including (but not limited to) crackdowns for:

  • LEAF July campaign, which is currently underway and will continue through the entire month of July – This effort is being backed by nearly 40 law enforcement agencies in the state.
  • Checkpoint Colorado, which is also currently underway and will run through September 12, 2016 – This is being supported by the Denver PD, as well as the sheriff’s offices in Jefferson and Montezuma Counties.
  • Sturgis Rally 2016, which will be kicked off on August 5th and run through the 15th – This campaign is being supported (so far) by at least 20 law enforcement agencies throughout Colorado.

If You Are Stopped for a Suspected DUI this Summer…

Knowing and exercising your rights can be the best way to protect yourself, limit the chances of a DUI arrest, and start building your defense. Some of the most effective ways to safeguard your rights during a DUI stop include by:

  • Not admitting to drinking alcohol or using any narcotics when speaking to police
  • Refusing to submit field sobriety testing
  • Understanding the consequences of BAC test refusals
  • Not resisting arrest if an officer decides to detain you
  • Calling the experienced Denver DUI lawyer at the Griffin Law Firm ASAP after an arrest.

Let’s Get Your Defense Started Now: Contact a Denver DUI Lawyer at the Griffin Law Firm

If you or a loved one has been charged with a DUI (or another offense) in Colorado, you can turn to the Denver DUI lawyer at Griffin Law Firm for experienced help and the best possible defense. With nearly 20 years’ experience in the criminal justice system, our attorney understands the complexities of the system, the challenges different defendants can face and the best ways of overcoming these challenges to bring criminal cases to successful resolutions.

To receive a complete evaluation of your case, along with professional advice regarding your best options, contact us by calling (303) 280-1070 or by emailing us using the contact form at the top of this page.

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