Law enforcement agencies across Colorado are participating in the state’s “100 Days of Heat” campaign to crack down on suspected drunk drivers, according to a recent news report from CBS Denver.
The campaign is timed to cover the three major summer holidays – Memorial Day, the Fourth of July, and Labor Day – as well as the summer weekends, when the rates of drivers suspected of drunk driving on Colorado roads increases. Law enforcement agencies have committed both to putting more traveling patrols on the road and to increasing the number of sobriety checkpoints.
A sobriety checkpoint is a stationary location, usually on a well-traveled road, staffed by one or more police officers. Cars are stopped either randomly or in a pattern at the checkpoint in order for police to speak to the drivers and check for signs of drunk or drugged driving, examine licenses and registrations, or look for other things that might raise their suspicions.
If police become suspicious during a checkpoint stop, they may arrest a Colorado driver for driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs (DUI) or for another suspected crime. This suspicion is not the same as a conviction. A driver is still innocent until proven guilty in court.
Being arrested for drunk driving carries penalties, and these penalties become much heavier if you are convicted. At The Bussey Law Firm, P.C., our skilled DUI defense lawyers in Colorado are dedicated to fighting for the best possible outcome for each client, along with protecting each client’s legal rights. For a free, confidential consultation, call us today at (719) 475-2555.