Safety

The Heat Is On: 607 Impaired Drivers Get Pinched During St. Patrick’s Day Enforcement

DUI Enforcement

While Coloradans were out painting the town green in celebration of Irish heritage, Colorado law enforcement agencies arrested 607 impaired drivers during CDOT's 10-day St. Patrick's Day The Heat is On DUI enforcement period, March 10-20.

The arrests represent a 33 percent increase from last year, when 455 impaired drivers were arrested during the same enforcement period.

Eighty-three agencies participated in the enforcement, with the Colorado Springs Police Department (52 arrests), Denver Police Department (43 arrests) and Aurora Police Department (42 arrests) recording the highest arrest totals. In addition, the Colorado State Patrol made 139 arrests.

You can view all arrest results online and visit HeatIsOnColorado.com for details about the campaign, including impaired driving enforcement plans and safety tips.

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