Colorado law enforcement agencies reported 471 DUI arrests over St. Patrick’s Day weekend, March 14 through 18. This number is down slightly from last year when 486 DUI arrests were reported. Colorado State Patrol reported the most DUI arrests at 96. Denver Police Department reported 45 DUI arrests. Aurora Police Department, which covers portions of Arapahoe and Adams counties, reported 28 arrests. Colorado Springs reported 41 DUI arrests.
These DUI arrests include DUI’s for alcohol as well as drugs. The statistics shared do not provide information regarding whether there were more DUI arrests this year for suspicion of being under the influence of marijuana.
There was one fatality reported that was tied to a DUI. The information shared did not indicate whether the fatality was the suspected DUI driver or another driver.
If you, a loved one or a friend was arrested for suspicion of DUI over St. Patrick’s Day weekend, your first court date may not be for a number of weeks, but it is important to contact an attorney as soon as possible. There are important deadlines related to your driver’s license. Depending on your case, there may be surveillance video or traffic cameras that may provide valuable information which could be recorded over and lost forever if you do not issue a subpoena in a timely fashion. The more time that passes, the greater the chance that evidence could be lost.