Fourth of July arrest recap

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. The Fourth of July weekend is over and work week is well underway, but some are facing the consequences of bad decisions over the holiday.

Despite fair warning of the DUI checkpoints by the Colorado State Patrol and various announcements made by local law enforcement agencies, there were quite a few arrests made this weekend.

Between the Mesa County Sheriff's Office and the Colorado State Patrol there were nearly ten DUI and possession arrests.

The count for fireworks citations this year totaled out to zero.

Many fireworks enthusiasts say they were careful despite the lifted fire ban.

“Just you know, in wide open areas, no dry brush, nothing above a head or anywhere by houses,” says Jacob Candelinia.

The final count for this past weekend's arrest won't be in until the end of the week.

The Mesa County Sheriff's Office and the Grand Junction Police Department are still dealing with some pending cases.

Unlawful activity seems to be matching up pretty well with the amount of cases from last year.


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