Memorial Day weekend saw 231 impaired drivers arrested in Colorado.

As part of the Colorado Department of Transportation’s (CDOT) The Heat Is On campaign, Colorado State Patrol (CSP) and local law enforcement launched the annual Memorial Day DUI enforcement period to protect motorists from impaired drivers on the State’s roads.

Statewide, 84 law enforcement agencies participated in the event. The Colorado Springs Police Department had the highest number of arrests with 27, followed by the El Paso County Sheriffs Office with 22.

Arrests were down from 323 during the same period last year.

“When you get behind the wheel, you’re not only in control of your own safety, your actions impact the safety of everyone around you,” said Shoshana Lew, Executive Director at CDOT.

“Just as we are all doing our part to protect each other during this pandemic, we need to protect each other on the road and that means eliminating impaired driving.”

The Heat Is On returns for the Summer Blitz DUI enforcement period from June 12–22.