‘Drive High, Get a DUI’ campaign underway

By Rob Madden
Special to The SUN

In 2014, the Colorado State Patrol saw a new era of impaired driving enter into our state. In an attempt to document the trends, Col. Scott Hernandez, chief of the Colorado State Patrol, ordered the specific tracking of marijuana-related citations. A summary of the 2014 DUI/DUID data is as follows.

• 5,546 citations were issued for DUI/DUID driving actions.

• 354 citations were issued for DUID driving actions where marijuana was the only indicator.

• 674 citations were issued for DUI/DUID driving actions were marijuana was one of the indicators.

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This story was posted on May 21, 2015.