State Troopers are enforcing DUI's

By: Stacia Strong Email
By: Stacia Strong Email

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. Every year Major Mortgage Country Jam draws close to 100,000 people to Mesa County for the four day music festival, and along with the music comes the booze.

Colorado State Patrol has stepped up DUI enforcement.

“We have 23 of us out this weekend so every member of my troop is out on the road enforcing traffic violations," said State Trooper Captain Matt Ozanic.

Troopers are stationed at several different areas on I-70 and Highway 50 and CSP has taken to social media to help remind drivers to stay safe.

They have a focus on twitter urging country jam fans to enjoy their time at the concerts but to be responsible when they get behind the wheel.

Troopers are using speeding violations as a way to check for impaired drivers.

If drivers are caught driving while under the influence of alcohol, they will go straight to jail and could face fines of up to $10,000.

11 drivers were caught over the first three days of the festivals, and were the cause of three accidents.

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