POLICE ARREST 333 PEOPLE IN COLORADO OVER THANKSGIVING "HEAT IS ON"
According to the Colorado Department of Transportation, 333 people were arrested in Colorado over the Thanksgiving Colorado DUI enforcement period as part of The Heat Is On campaign which runs throughout the year. The overall number of arrests were down from the previous year by approximately 100 arrests. The Thanksgiving Colorado DUI enforcement period for 2020 took place between November 20 and November 30. The following counties reported the most DUI arrests over the enforcement period:
- El Paso County – 82 arrests
- Larimer County – 30 arrests
- Denver County – 27 arrests
- Arapahoe County – 26 arrests
- Jefferson County – 24 arrests
- Adams County – 23 arrests
Eagle and Summit counties accounted for over one arrest per day during the DUI enforcement period.
According to the Montrose Daily Press https://www.montrosepress.com/free_access/thanksgiving-campaign-nabs-327-impaired-drivers/article_6368c3e0-399b-11eb-9c29-1b4dce7c95b1.html), there were three fatal crashes in Colorado over the 2020 Thanksgiving Colorado DUI enforcement period that resulted in three deaths.
The Heat Is On campaign runs throughout the year, with 16 specific high-visibility impaired driving enforcement periods centered on national holidays and large public events. Enforcement periods can include sobriety checkpoints, saturation patrols and additional law enforcement on duty dedicated to impaired driving enforcement.
Colorado is currently in the Holiday Parties 2020 enforcement period which runs from 12/4 – 12/14/2020. The next enforcement periods are as follows:
- New Year’s Eve 2020: 12/29/2020-1/2/2021
- Winter Blitz 2021: 1/15/2021-1/25/2021
- Super Bowl Weekend 2021: 2/5/2021-2/8/2021
At Dunsing, Deakins, & Galera, LLC our attorneys are skilled in the criminal courts of Colorado. Many factors impact the ultimate results of the case and we can help identify issues such as whether the police were allowed to stop you in the first place and whether the police conducted roadside and BAC tests properly and in conformance with accepted standards. There are many issues that may prevent a conviction that you may not be aware of and our attorneys are ready to help and review your case. Additionally, we can help mitigate or minimize the potential penalty coming your way.
If you have been charged with a DUI or a DWAI you should call our team of DUI and criminal defense lawyers IMMEDIATELY. Please see our other blog posts related to DUI penalties in Colorado (https://www.dunsinglaw.com/blog/2020/05/19/dui-dwai-in-colorado-205295). If you are facing DUI charges, the attorneys of Dunsing, Deakins & Galera, LLC, may be able to help get the penalties for your DUI lessened or get the charges dropped altogether. You can reach our law firm in Denver by calling (303) 758-8981, or our Avon office by calling (970) 343-0023.