The Heat Is On DUI Enforcement is underway

Special to The SUN

Whether your New Year’s resolution is to be less stressed, save money or spend more time with family, a New Year’s DUI could ruin your plans.

Aiming to keep Coloradans safe as they celebrate the new year, the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) is teaming up with 74 Colorado State Patrol (CSP) troops and local law enforcement agencies for 2015’s final The Heat Is On DUI enforcement period, running through Monday, Jan. 4.

“DUIs are completely preventable and no one should have to deal with losing a loved one entering the New Year. With the increase in rideshare services and alternative transportation options, there really is no excuse for a DUI,” said Darrell Lingk, director of the Office of Transportation Safety at CDOT. “Many of these programs even offer special promotions on New Year’s to help get you home safely.”

During last year’s New Year’s DUI enforcement, 329 drivers were arrested for DUI, with Colorado State Patrol (50), Aurora Police Department (49), Denver Police (47) and Colorado Springs Police Department (32) tallying the most arrests.

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This story was posted on December 31, 2015.