The Public Utilities Commission has told 10 limousine drivers they could be fined $13,000 each for picking up riders off the streets following a CBS4 investigation into ride services operating illegally.
Law enforcement officers across the state are cracking down on drunk drivers, and the increased enforcement will continue for several days.
The Colorado Public Utilities Commission says it will take action to stop the practice of illegal ride sharing in Denver and other cities across the state.
A CBS4 undercover investigation found a number of car services that have been operating illegally in Denver’s Lower Downtown neighborhood.
Denver Nuggets point guard Ty Lawson returned to practice on Saturday after he missed Friday night’s game due to personal reasons, which likely was related to being arrested for suspicion of driving while intoxicated early Friday morning.
After the clock strikes midnight on New Year’s Eve a lot of people will be looking to get a lift home, and it could cost more for those who choose to use a ride service.
As ride-sharing apps Uber and Lyft flourish in the Denver metro area, taxi companies and drivers said the startups are unfairly and increasingly encroaching on their turf.
Uber is joining Lyft in offering rides to and from Denver International Airport.
Internet companies that connect riders to drivers with a few taps on a cellphone app will be regulated in Colorado with legislation soon to become law, putting the state at the forefront of a push to try to legitimize the flourishing tech startups.
With the hours winding down, Colorado lawmakers had a number of big-ticket items to consider before the end of the session on Wednesday, including marijuana legislation and tax aid to homeowners devastated by floods and wildfires.