Over the course of Halloween week, Colorado police and state troopers charged 543 people with DUI, that state’s equivalent of our OWI. The Colorado state troopers won with 113 arrests. Denver Police were 2nd with 68. Colorado Springs finished out the top three with 50 arrests.
A DUI conviction can cost more than $10,000 dollars, including fines, attorney fees, and increased insurance costs. A first-time DUI offender can have their driver’s license suspended for one year and may be required to attend alcohol treatment classes and perform community service work.
Colonel Mark Trostel, chief of police for Colorado Springs, finds the resulting number of arrests extremely “dissapointing” because of the number of people that still find it acceptable to get behind the wheel of a car after drinking.
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