DENVER (CBS4)– This year’s Super Bowl weekend DUI arrests across Colorado were higher than any other Super Bowl weekend since the statewide DUI enforcement was introduced in 2009.
More than 100 law enforcement agencies across Colorado made 421 arrests across the state. One hundred and thirty-eight of those arrests happened on Super Bowl Sunday
The highest number of arrests over the three-day enforcement period was in Denver with 54, Aurora with 32 and Colorado Springs with 28.
“It’s clear that there is much more work to be done to educate Coloradans on drinking and driving,” said Darrell Lingk, Director of Transportation Safety. “Even though we urged people to plan ahead, at least 421 people put both themselves and others in danger when they made the decision to drive under the influence. Now they are facing fines and costs totaling $10,270.”
Coloradans can expect even tougher DUI enforcement during the next enforcement period over St. Patrick’s Day weekend. The next Heat is On DUI crackdown begins Friday, March 15 and lasts through Monday, March 18.