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Nov 14, 2012 5:01 PM by Andy Koen

Cops jailed 564 drivers for DUI over Halloween

Colorado State Troopers and law enforcement officers across the state arrested 564 on charges of drinking and driving during the week of Halloween.

The data compiled by the Colorado Department of Transportation show Denver lead the state with 72 arrests, Colorado Springs had the second most with 46.

"It is very discouraging that 564 motorists in Colorado chose to drive impaired when celebrating with alcohol," said Colonel James Wolfinbarger, Chief of the CSP. "It's not a complicated message: 'Don't drink and drive.' The second part of the message is 'Always designate a sober driver if drinking, or arrange for another safe way to travel."

The enforcement period began at 6:00 p.m. on Friday, October 26 and lasted until 3:00 a.m. on November 1. The next Heat Is On enforcement period will take place during Thanksgiving week from November 20 through November 26.

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