CSPD New Years Eve Weekend DUI Arrests Up From Last Year

The Colorado Springs Police Department reported a total of 29 DUI arrests for the 2017 New Years Eve Weekend following their participation in stepped up enforcement efforts as part of the statewide Heat is On campaign at the close of the holiday season.

Before the holiday weekend, it was widely advertised that police across the state of Colorado, including Colorado Springs Police Department officers, would be ramping up efforts to apprehend drunk drivers over the New Years Eve Weekend, spanning Friday, December 9th to Monday, January 1st .  Despite the forewarning, 29 Colorado Springs Drivers were arrested for DUI during that period, a marked increase from last year’s enforcement period for the same holiday.  (CSPD reported a total of 23 DUI arrests for the 2016/2017 New Years Eve Weekend).

Similarly, Denver Police Department reported a 22% increase in DUI arrests over the New Years Eve Weekend, with just 17 arrests in 2016/2017 as compared to their 22 arrests this year.  

Saturated DUI enforcement efforts are not meant to be a sneak attack on DUI drivers: these types of campaigns are purposefully heavily advertised in advance to dissuade motorists from getting behind the wheel after consuming alcohol in the first place.  We applaud law enforcement for their efforts to reduce the number of impaired drivers on Colorado roads. 

If you or a family member were seriously injured by an impaired driver, hire an attorney who has the experience to identify all possible avenues of recovery available to you.  Contact the Colorado Springs Injury Attorneys at Rosenbaum & Wootton, P.C. by calling 719.634.0102 or by clicking on this link to schedule your FREE INITIAL CONSULTATION.

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