A DUI will cost you close to a pot of gold, says CDOT, during St. Patrick’s Day enforcement period

March_HIOImageThe luck of the Irish will only get you so far, which is why CDOT urges spirited Coloradans to not throw away their lucky charms by driving impaired this weekend. A DUI will put you in a pinch and cost you a lot of green. Penalties are determined by the court and may vary but could exceed $13,500.

The St. Patrick’s Day weekend high visibility enforcement period will be active March 17-20. Law enforcement will be on high alert to help remove impaired drivers from Colorado roads. The Memorial Day weekend enforcement period will follow from May 27-30.

During the recent Presidents Day enforcement from Feb. 18-21, 73 law enforcement agencies reported 142 total arrests, a decrease from last year’s 362 arrests during the same period. The Colorado Springs Police Department (40) and Lakewood Police Department (10) recorded the highest number of arrests.