Even though the summer-long Checkpoint Colorado DUI patrols are winding down, the Labor Day enforcement is a reminder to motorists statewide that we will remain vigilant in our efforts to arrest impaired drivers. – Col. Scott Hernandez, Chief of Colorado State Patrol
Over this next week and through Labor Day weekend, Colorado cops are stepping up their focus on identifying and arresting impaired drivers.
While these types of three-day weekends can bring out more drunk drivers, Labor Day is particularly known for impaired drivers – and the fatal accidents caused by them, officials say. In fact, officials at the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) have revealed that, annually in Colorado, about 36 percent of all DUI-related deaths take place over the Labor Day and Memorial Day weekends.
Colorado Labor Day DUI Crackdown Supports National DUI Enforcement Efforts
CDOT’s The Heat Is On DUI crackdown that is currently underway is occurring in conjunction with the national Labor Day DUI enforcement effort known as Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over, both of which started on August 21st and will continue through September 7th.
Speaking to the importance of DUI crackdowns, Anthony Foxx (the U.S. Secretary of Transportation) has stated:
Drunk driving is deadly, it’s against the law, and despite years of progress, it’s still a problem… With the help of law enforcement around the country, we’re getting the word out– if you’ve been drinking, don’t drive, because if you do, you will be stopped, you will be arrested and you will be prosecuted.
Avoid a Labor Day DUI: 4 Important Things to Keep in Mind
Now that you know that cops are going to be out in force over this next week – both in Colorado and throughout the U.S., here’s what you should keep in mind for the upcoming holiday weekend:
- Plan your ride now. If you know you’ll be drinking, don’t wait until the last minute – or until after you are intoxicated – to try to find a ride.
- If you find yourself stranded and intoxicated over the Labor Day weekend (or any time), find a place to stay. Stay with a friend or get a hotel room. Even if you have to pay $250 for a room for one night, that will be about $9,750 less than a DUI could cost you.
- If you do get stopped by cops over this weekend, don’t admit to drinking alcohol and don’t take field sobriety tests if you won’t pass them.
- If you end up being arrested for a DUI, contact us We can help you start protecting and defending your rights.
Adams County and Boulder DUI Attorney at Peter Loyd Weber & Associates
Have you or a loved one been charged with a DUI? If so, an Adams County and Boulder DUI attorney at Peter Loyd Weber & Associates is ready to immediately start defending you.
To talk about your defense and how we can help you, call us today at (720) 863-7755 or email us using the contact form on this page. We offer complimentary consultations, and we take pride in always being available to our clients – 24 hours per day, 7 days per week – so that they have the personal attention their case deserves.
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