According to The Colorado Department of Transportation, 661 DUI drivers were arrested from Friday, March 13 to Wednesday March 17, 2010. This number included the 64 participating agencies in Colorado reporting to CDOT.
The Denver Post’s March 20, 2010 edition reported that the Colorado State patrol led the DUI arrests with 183, with the Denver Police Department coming in second with 76.
The increased number of DUI arrests in Colorado over this time period was based on The “Heat is On” program, which increased drunk driving patrols and issued sobriety checkpoints across Colorado. This year’s St. Patrick’s Day DUI awareness slogan was “Don’t Press Your Luck!”
If you were arrested for a DUI over St. Patrick’s Day weekend, protect your rights and driving privilege by contacting The Tiftickjian Law Firm, P.C. at (303) 991-5896. The Tiftickjian Law Firm, P.C. is an exclusive Colorado DUI and criminal defense firm with an established reputation for defending drivers accused of Driving Under the Influence. More information regarding this Denver DUI law firm may be found here.