State Law Enforcement Will Be On the Lookout Starting Friday Night
If you're planning on heading out at night and having a good time across Colorado, be smart and don't drunk and drive. If you do, the state of Colorado will be watching over you very closely for the next six weeks.
According to the Coloradoan, a statewide six week crackdown on drunken driving starts tonight and runs for the next six weeks.
In Fort Collins, that means there will be one additional officer every Friday and Saturday night when there is a CSU football game happening that weekend. Extra patrols will be focused from 9pm to 3am in specified areas where drunk driving is more common.
With the Larimer County Sheriff's Office, their focus will be on saturation patrols from 7:30pm to 3:30am on Friday and Saturday nights. This will include DUI checkpoints and high volume patrol in a small coverage area.
Colorado State Patrol will also have extra enforcement in place during the crackdown period.
During the same timeframe last year, Colorado law enforcement arrested 1,854 people for impaired driving. There will also be extra crackdown periods during Halloween weekend, Thanksgiving weekend, and in early December when many companies have their holiday office parties.