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Nearly 100 drivers per month charged under new felony DUI law

Getting behind the wheel of a vehicle after you've been drinking can lead to serious consequences.

This is an edited excerpt from a news story on KOAA.com [A district attorney] estimates that his prosecutors have charged at least 100 felony cases in the Pikes Peak Region since the law was enacted last August. Fifteen of those cases resulted in prison sentences, and around 70 are still going through the courts. In… Read More »

Feds fund $35,000 giant joint billboard in Downtown Denver to combat pot-impaired driving

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This story originally appeared in The Denver Post A $35,100 billboard resembling a cross between a giant joint and a mangled car in downtown Denver is part of a statewide effort against smoking marijuana and driving. The 28-foot tall billboard, displayed on the side of the Courtyard Marriott near the intersection of Curtis Street and… Read More »

Ever wonder what the police goals and quotas are?

Colorado State Patrol Strategic Plan & Traffic Safety Goals

Colorado DUI arrests on July Fourth weekend increase

During Fourth of July weekend, over 300 Colorado drivers were arrested for DUI.

Drunken driving arrests were up statewide over the Fourth of July weekend compared with 2015, according to the Colorado Department of Transportation. Law enforcement agencies made 312 DUI arrests July 1-5, an increase from the 288 recorded in 2015 over the summer holiday weekend. “It’s unfortunate that impaired drivers make bad decisions to put themselves… Read More »

Unsafe lane changes lead to crashes

This story is originally from 9news.com Life in the fast lane isn’t for everybody, as indicated by the number of Colorado drivers who sit in the left lane going under the speed limit. Colorado’s had a Left Lane Law in place since 2004 to ticket drivers going too slow in the passing lane. Statistics show… Read More »

Supreme Court makes new rulings on drunk driving arrests

This story was originally written by Associated Press The Supreme Court on Thursday placed new limits on state laws that make it a crime for motorists suspected of drunken driving to refuse alcohol tests. The justices ruled that police must obtain a search warrant before requiring drivers to take blood alcohol tests, but not breath… Read More »

Colorado’s DUI Statute

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(1) (a) It is a misdemeanor for any person who is under the influence of alcohol or one or more drugs, or a combination of both alcohol and one or more drugs, to drive a motor vehicle or vehicle. (b) It is a misdemeanor for any person who is impaired by alcohol or by one… Read More »

Ignition Interlock and SCRAM devices

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As the result of pressure from lobbying groups, the federal government has increased the pressure on the states to take measures to ensure repeat offenders do not drink and drive and in some cases, consume alcohol at all. Similar to the same methods used to force the states to lower the legal limit from .10… Read More »

Did you hire a “dump truck” lawyer? Beware.

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“Dump Truck” is what attorneys call other lawyers who only want to dump their clients by quickly pleading them guilty instead of offering a vigorous defense. Unfortunately, there are a number of such lawyers, and they can be spotted in several ways. Warning signs of a ‘Dump Truck’ lawyer are any attorney who: • Quickly… Read More »

Colorado sees nearly $1 billion in 2015 marijuana sales

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Weed was a cottage industry in our fair state of Colorado in 2015 – to the tune of almost $1 billion in sales. That figure sums up both the medical and recreational sales, according to the Department of Revenue. This was the second official year of retail sales in the state. It is a massive… Read More »

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