Labor Day signals the end of the Colorado State Patrol’s 100 Days of Heat campaign, and troopers across the state went out with a bang.
From Aug. 31 to Sept. 4, troopers made 104 total arrests, 73 of which were DUI or DUID drivers. They also wrote up 136 seatbelt citations.
Through the weekend, CSP organized high-visibility saturation patrols and DUI checkpoints, including a checkpoint in Mesa County on Friday night.
Despite their vigilance, two crashes killed two people over the long weekend. In the first, troopers suspect alcohol was a contributing factor. They say the second death was due to a passenger not wearing a seatbelt.
CSP says even though the 100 Days of Heat is done, continue to drive sober, use a seatbelt and always drive safely.