- Associated Press - Saturday, November 7, 2015

DENVER (AP) - Transportation officials say 250 drivers in Colorado were ticked for driving under the influence over the Halloween weekend.

The Colorado Department of Transportation says the tickets were issued during heightened patrol that included sobriety checkpoints between Oct. 30 and Nov. 2. During Halloween weekend last year, 329 drivers were arrested on DUI charges.

The Denver Post reports (https://goo.gl/DjJLaA ) the Colorado State Patrol and three police departments - Denver, Aurora and Colorado Springs - accounted for a majority of the arrests. Halloween weekend DUI enforcement is part of the transportation department’s “The Heat is On” campaign, which is centered on national holidays and large public events.

Darrell Lingk, director of CDOT’s Office of Transportation Safety, says there’s still a lot of work to be done to reverse the trend of drug- and alcohol-related fatalities in the state.


Information from: The Denver Post, https://www.denverpost.com

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