Agencies increase DUI enforcement over holiday weekend

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GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (KKCO/KJCT)-- As Thanksgiving motorists flock to Colorado roads to celebrate with friends and family, CDOT and Colorado State Patrol are ramping up DUI enforcement efforts to keep roads safe from impaired drivers.

Starting Friday and for the next 10 days, 111 agencies will participate in the campaign. These could include and an increased number of patrols.

During the long Thanksgiving weekend in 2016, there were six fatalities on Colorado roads. One of those involved an impaired driver.

The effort is part of CDOT's ongoing The Heat is On campaign. Last year, 101 law enforcement agencies arrested 522 impaired drivers during the same 10-day enforcement period.

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