Troopers' new approach to DUI checkpoints

By: Alicia Gentile Email
By: Alicia Gentile Email

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (KKCO) -- Law enforcement is cracking down on drunk drivers, and troopers are taking a different approach when it comes to preventing drunk driving accidents.

For the last few years, officials have conducted DUI checkpoints, but now law enforcement is spreading out their resources by putting officers out on the road for saturation patrols as a proactive approach.

“You can't drive with more than .051 and above. A full DUI is .08 and above," said Captain Matt Ozanic of The Colorado State Patrol.

The captain says Colorado is one of the few states that has an ability-impaired law. Drivers can get arrested and get eight points on their license for a DWAI, and a DUI is 12 points on your license.

Officials say if you see a drunk or impaired driver on the road, it's important to keep driving as your number one task, and then you can dial *DUI to report someone you believe is driving under the influence.

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