The Heat Is On In Colorado This Memorial Day Weekend

In an effort to reduce fatal and injury crashes this Memorial Day weekend, Colorado Law Enforcement agencies will increase DUI enforcement efforts across the state beginning Friday, May 26th.

Between Friday, May 26th and Tuesday, May 30th, drivers should expect to see saturation of police watching for drivers under the influence. 

  • If you plan to celebrate the holiday by consuming alcohol or marijuana, you are strongly urged to plan ahead for a sober ride, whether that is with a person in your group, a cab, or Lyft/UBER. 
  • If you are hosting, be sure to offer your guests plenty of food and non-alcoholic beverages.  Confirm upon greeting your guests that they each have a plan to get home with a sober driver and keep a watchful eye for those who may deviate from their original plan so that you can attempt to stop him/her and call a taxi, use a rideshare app, or offer your couch for the night.

While many local news outlets report that the approximate cost of a first time DUI in the state of Colorado is near $15,000.00, this estimate reflects monetary costs associated with criminal charges only.  Drivers are reminded that they may also face civil liability which could amount to much more if they choose to drive under the influence and cause harm to others.   

From the Colorado Springs Injury Attorneys and Staff at Rosenbaum & Wootton, P.C. would like to take this opportunity to thank our military service members and their families.  We wish you and yours a happy and safe Memorial Day Weekend!

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