CDOT: 315 drivers issued DUI over Super Bowl weekend
Colorado law enforcement agencies made 315 DUI arrests over Super Bowl weekend, according to a release sent from the Colorado Department of Transportation on Tuesday.
Prior to the football-crazed weekend, Colorado State Patrol had issued a warning to drivers, stating that troopers would be out in force to crack down on driving while under the influence of drugs or alcohol.
From Jan. 31 through Feb. 3, about 100 law enforcement agencies across Colorado teamed up to patrol the roadways and highways, said CDOT.
Of the 315 arrests made during the enforcement period 40 were made in Denver, 34 in Aurora and 21 in Colorado Springs, said CDOT.
“We know that Broncos fans are some of the most respectful football fans in the country,” said Col. Scott Hernandez, chief of the Colorado State Patrol. “Unfortunately, a portion of fans acted irresponsibly and put everyone on the road at risk.”
However, the release also reported that the number of 2014 DUI arrests were down from the same time period last year — DUI arrests over Super Bowl weekend in 2013 totaled 421.
CDOT added that Colorado residents can expect even stricter enforcement during St. Patrick’s Day weekend.