'100 Days of Heat' Summer DUI Crackdown Goes Out with a Bang

September 7, 2012 - Traffic Safety - Cops make 80 DUI arrests per day during National Crackdown.

DENVER- The “100 Days of Heat” summer DUI enforcement campaign ended strong with 1,440 DUI arrests during the national crackdown that occurred Aug.17 - Sep.3rd, announced the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT). Over 88 law enforcement agencies and the Colorado State Patrol (CSP) participated in the 18-day crackdown, which netted an average of 80 DUI arrests each day.

The entire “100 Days of Heat” summer-long enforcement push resulted in a total of 2,793 DUI arrests during enforcement periods and checkpoints between Memorial Day weekend and Labor Day.  That was a 6 percent increase over last summer’s 2,634 DUI arrests.

“As the summer comes to a close, our DUI enforcement certainly doesn’t,” said Colonel James Wolfinbarger, Chief of the Colorado State Patrol. “We’re heading into the season of football games, Oktoberfests, Homecoming celebrations and Halloween, so we want to remind everyone that if you are planning to celebrate with alcohol, just don’t drive.  If you do get behind the wheel, there will be consequences that include a DUI arrest or much worse – a loss of life.”

For more details about the DUI arrest results for each law enforcement agency can be found at www.HeatIsOnColorado.com.