The numbers are in from the recent Labor Day campaign for “Over the Limit, Under Arrest”.
The Department of Transportation says the “Heat is On” crackdown must have made a difference, since compared to last year, fewer DUI arrests were made this past Labor Day weekend.
The DUI crackdown was in effect from August 17th through September 4th. Over 1700 DUI arrests were made this year, while over 1900 were made last year.
Colorado State Patrol says 26 people died in traffic crashes on state highways during the crackdown, five of which were alcohol or drug–related.
Chief of Colorado State Patrol, Mark Trostel, says he is hopeful these statistics are a strong indication that drivers are getting the message that impaired driving will not be tolerated.