Saturation Saturday in Grand Junction

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (KKCO/KJCT)-- If you were on the road on Saturday, it's possible you saw a little more law enforcement than usual, because, on Saturday, it was statewide "Saturation Saturday."

The Colorado State Patrol and the Mesa County Sheriff's Office has partnered with a non-profit organization called “Mothers Against Drunk Driving.” (MADD)

The annual campaign pushes an increased amount of patrols and sobriety checkpoints around Mesa Country.

Today officials want to bring more awareness to the dangers of drinking and driving, and encourage people who are drinking to do it responsibly.

"It's important because I love my babies. So, I'd like for them to be safe, I'd like for them to survive," says Grand Junction Mom Savannah Ruiz. And just, we usually are just in town drivers, so just going to the store or going back home, we shouldn't have to worry about somebody else not caring about the life of everybody else on the road."

Increased patrol will continue on through Labor Day.

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