A 48-day campaign targeting drivers in Colorado under the influence resulted in 1,398 arrests – a decrease from the 1,534 arrests made during the same period last year.
The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT), Colorado State Patrol (CSP) and local law agencies statewide teamed up for the Fall Fest heightened DUI enforcement period from September 11 to October 28.
“While the numbers of arrests have reduced, impaired crashes remain in the top three causal factors for fatal and injury crashes in Colorado for 2020,” said Matthew Packard, Chief of the Colorado State Patrol.
“We should never forget that every single injury and death caused by impaired driving are preventable. It’s all too easy to forget that statistics refer to real people. We will continue to look for impaired drivers who choose to put lives in danger on Colorado roads.”
A total of 95 agencies participated in the 48-day DUI enforcement period, with the Colorado Springs Police Department (191 arrests), Denver Police Department (141 arrests), and El Paso County Sheriff’s Office (86 arrests) recording the highest number of arrests. The Colorado State Patrol made 150 arrests. Results for all law enforcement agencies across the state can be found at https://www.codot.gov/safety/traffic-safety-reporting-portal.