Over the 2014 New Year’s Eve (NYE) enforcement period, 343 DUI arrests were reportedly made by law enforcement agencies throughout Colorado, according to data recently released by the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT).
This enforcement period, which started on December 30th and ended on January 5th, was the last of 12 stepped-up DUI enforcement periods promoted by CDOT for 2014. As CDOT reports, all of these DUI enforcement periods in 2014 resulted in a total of just over 8,000 DUI arrests in Colorado. Over the same period in 2013, there were reportedly 9,060 DUI arrests.
A Closer Look at Where and When These DUI Arrests Occurred
Breaking down the numbers, here’s a simplified overview of where and when the DUI arrests over the NYE enforcement period occurred:
- Nearly 1/3 of the DUI arrests occurred in Denver and Aurora, with 47 and 49 DUI arrests taking place in these regions (respectively).
- 50 DUI arrests were made by the Colorado State Patrol.
- The majority of the DUI arrests were made between New Year’s Eve (i.e., December 31st) and January 2nd.
As Darrell Lingk, the director of CDOT’s Office of Transportation Safety has explained in relation to these numbers and CDOT’s DUI enforcement efforts:
CDOT, CSP and local law enforcement work hand in hand year after year to reduce the number of impaired drivers and traffic fatalities — especially those involving alcohol or drugs…while we won’t be able to have zero fatalities in 2015, we will continue to strive for this goal each year.
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