Starting on Friday, Aug. 19th, Colorado law enforcement officials will be out in full force, looking to arrest any motorists suspected of drunk or drugged driving. This heightened DUI enforcement effort is part of the statewide DUI crackdown for the 2016 Labor Day period, which will reportedly run through Tuesday, Sept. 6th. At least 94 agencies across the state will be participating in this two-week campaign.
In announcing this upcoming DUI crackdown, officials at the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) shared some interesting facts about DUI arrests and fatalities (both over recent months and for prior Labor Day crackdowns in the state). Specifically, CDOT has noted that:
- Traditionally, the Labor Day DUI enforcement period is among the top 3 campaigns in the state in terms of making drunk driving arrests and getting suspected impaired drivers off of the roads.
- Last year’s Labor Day DUI crackdown resulted in more than 1,000 people being arrested for alleged drunk driving.
- August and September are historically the months that see the highest rates of DUI-related deaths in Colorado (with these fatalities typically comprising more than 25 percent of all impaired driving-related deaths for the state each year).
These facts are just some of the reasons why authorities are now warning drivers to make safe, smart decisions about driving over the coming weeks – especially if they plan on drinking alcohol during their Labor Day celebrations.
Succinctly delivering this warning, CDOT’s Darrell Lingk has explained that officials are urging drivers to “plan accordingly to avoid drinking and driving. And a warning to impaired drivers on the road, law enforcement is on high alert and prepared to make DUI arrests.”
What to Know (& Do) When DUI Arrests Happen
The best way to avoid a DUI arrest over the upcoming Labor Day crackdown (or any type of year) is to not get behind the wheel after drinking. That being said, we understand that things happen and that planning to avoid a DUI can be easier said than done.
So, if you or someone you love ends up being arrested for a DUI (at any point), here’s what will be important to know (and do):
- Do NOT admit to impaired driving or any offense.
- Do NOT resist the arrest or do anything that could result in more criminal charges being filed against you.
- Call a lawyer immediately for help getting out jail and protecting your rights and interests ASAP.
Contact a Broomfield DUI Attorney at The Datz Law Firm
If you or a loved one has been charged with a DUI in Colorado, it’s time to contact a Broomfield DUI attorney at The Datz Law Firm.
Dedicated to helping the accused protect their rights and fight DUI charges, our lawyers are here to help you resolve your legal issues, get through these challenging times and move forward into a brighter future. From preliminary hearings through the resolution of the case, our Broomfield DUI attorneys are proud to offer the same type of legal advocacy and client-centered service that we would demand if we were in your shoes.
Call us at (720) 879-1114 or email us using the contact form on this page to find out more about your best DUI defense options and how our attorneys can help you.
Our office hours are from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. However, we make ourselves available anytime of the day or night to talk about your important legal matters (via phone or email) – or simply to discuss your worries and concerns regarding your criminal charges and case.
From our offices in Broomfield, we represent clients throughout the Denver metro area, as well as throughout Boulder County, Broomfield County, Jefferson County, Weld County, Adams County, Arapahoe County and Douglas County.