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3 years 2 months ago

Police "saturation patrols" still in place

In just the past three months. Colorado Springs Police have busted more than 400 drunk drivers. Those numbers we obtained from CSPD don't include dui arrests from this past weekend either. "For the last couple of nights we did concentrate on the downtown area and the I-25 corridor there." explains...

3 years 6 months ago

Aurora SWAT officer suspected of driving drunk

AURORA, Colo. (AP) - Court records show an Aurora police SWAT officer is accused of driving drunk and police say he's not on patrol pending the outcome of his criminal case and an internal department investigation. The Aurora Daily Sentinel reports that 50-year-old Christopher Gonzales was arrested on Jan....

4 years 3 months ago

Springs leads state in DUI arrests

Early numbers show Colorado Springs leading the state in the number of drunk drivers arrested over the holiday weekend. An online tally of drunk driving arrests shows 87 people have been charged statewide with DUI since the enforcement period begain last Tuesday. Of those arrests, 33 were reported...

5 years 3 days ago

Colorado Springs Trooper free on bail

A Colorado State Patrol trooper who was arrested on suspicion of drunken driving while on duty is free on $1,000 bail. David Dolan, 48, who was assigned to the Colorado Springs Office, was arrested outside Denver while in uniform and driving a marked Colorado State Patrol car at 7...

5 years 1 month ago

Weekend DUI patrols scheduled in Pueblo

The Pueblo County Sheriff's Office plans DUI saturation patrols this weekend to coincide with the Super Bowl. In 2008 the State of Colorado passed House Bill 1194 which in part requires an increase in the number of high visibility drunk driving patrols and has made funds available to pay...

5 years 2 months ago

Plan before you party with DUI iPhone app

Had too much to drink? There's an app for that. "R-U-Buzzed" was created by for the state transportation department specifically for the iPhone. The free program calculates a person's blood alcohol content and warns when you're over the limit and can even call a cab. It launched earlier this...

5 years 3 months ago

State commission says no to stiffer DUI sentencing

People who are repeatedly caught drinking and driving will not face mandatory jail time after a Colorado commission studying the issue rejected the proposed penalty. The decision Friday prompted Colorado Attorney General John Suthers to declare it "a banner day for traffic offenders." The commission had supported a similar proposal...

5 years 5 months ago

Mel Gibson's drunk driving conviction expunged

A judge has ruled that Mel Gibson's conviction stemming from his notorious 2006 drunken driving arrest is being expunged. The ruling Tuesday came after his lawyer had requested the dismissal. The actor-director successfully completed the terms of his three-year probation following the misdemeanor drunken driving arrest in which he...

5 years 6 months ago

MADD concerned over proposed budget cuts

Drunk driving enforcement could bear the brunt of the dwindling state budget. The Law Enforcement Assistance Fund (LEAF), which helps local police departments and sheriff's offices to pay overtime and other costs associated with DUI checkpoints, has been targeted for cuts. Under Governor Ritter's original budget proposal, $1.3 million dollars...

5 years 6 months ago

Cops look back on 100 days of Heat

Cops were out in force this summer looking for drunk drivers on Colorado roads. They say it looks like it might be helping. "Our fatality rates for drivers injured or killed in wrecks involving drug or alcohol impaired drivers is actually significantly lower this year than it has in...

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