July 3, 2013
With the Fourth of July holiday approaching, many citizens are planning vacations and celebrations for the weekend. Many times, these events involve alcohol, which too often leads to an increase in motor vehicle collisions.
To help prevent Colorado Drunk Driving Accidents this weekend, local law enforcement agencies from across the state are partnering with the Colorado State Patrol to conduct a crackdown on intoxicated motorists. The operation is being conducted as part of the Colorado Department of Transportation’s “Heat Is On” program.
According to an article from News Channel 5, the event will begin this evening at 6 p.m. and will run through Monday morning at 3 a.m. During this time, officers will conduct sobriety checkpoints to ensure motorists are not driving under the influence and are in compliance with other safety laws, such as wearing seat belts. In addition to the checkpoints, an increased volume of on-duty officers will conduct saturation patrols to monitor for motorists operating vehicles in an illegal manner.
The same program was conducted last year and was considered a success after reports indicated that a total of 632 Colorado drunk drivers were arrested during the campaign.
The Denver Personal Injury Lawyers with McDivitt Law Firm are aware of the risks drinking and driving can pose. That is why the firm urges citizens to find a safe and sober ride home if you choose to drink over the holiday weekend.