St. Patrick's Day DUI Saturation Patrols
Release Date: Mar 14, 2014
Public Information Officer
Larimer County Sheriff's Office
To reduce the number of DUI's in Colorado during the March 14th-18th St. Patrick's Day enforcement period, local law enforcement agencies are working to educate citizens on impaired driving and emphasize the importance of designating a sober driver, asking for a ride from a sober friend or finding alternative modes of transportation to keep the roads safe for everyone. This campaign includes a warning to those who consume marijuana to also seek alternate transportation because driving high on marijuana or any other drug will also result in a DUI charge.
"Last year, law enforcement agencies in Colorado made 486 arrests during the St. Patrick's Day weekend," said Darrell Lingk, Director of the Office of Transportation Safety at CDOT. This year, nearly 90 law enforcement agencies throughout Colorado will participate in the St. Patrick's Day enforcement event.