104 arrested in CSP weekend patrols

By: KKCO Email
By: KKCO Email

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.

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  • by Doug Location: GJ on Sep 6, 2012 at 06:19 PM
    How colossally stupid do you have to be to get a DUI today?!? They tell you their looking, and you still do it? I say raise the fines to $25K, Not dis-chargeable. No license for 10 years. You kill my wife or kid, you can't run fast enough. Click, Click, BANG.
  • by Nun on Sep 5, 2012 at 09:29 AM
    DUI=optional tax
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      by ???? on Sep 6, 2012 at 06:33 PM in reply to Nun
  • by A loving mother Location: Rifle on Sep 4, 2012 at 06:45 PM
    Way to go Colorado State Patrol!!!!!! And YES it would to see this every day of every year!
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      by A loving mother on Sep 4, 2012 at 06:47 PM in reply to A loving mother
      *would be great to see this everyday of every year!
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      by Anonymous on Sep 4, 2012 at 07:13 PM in reply to A loving mother
      They do.
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        by Bert on Sep 7, 2012 at 06:25 AM in reply to
        Not in Palisade. May be one a month, may be.
  • by MADD Location: GJ on Sep 4, 2012 at 03:58 PM
    The HEAT should be on 356 days a year!
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      by Me on Sep 4, 2012 at 05:57 PM in reply to MADD
      Hmmm... *365* maybe? and I agree.
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      by Anonymous on Sep 4, 2012 at 06:01 PM in reply to MADD
      So every four years for one year?
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