Colorado State Patrol: no fatal DUI crashes during New Year’s holiday

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DUI checkpoint

A DUI checkpoint in Denver.

DENVER — The Colorado State Patrol reports no fatal DUI crashes in the state during the New Year’s holiday weekend.

The CSP along with other law enforcement agencies statewide increased traffic-safety efforts during the holiday weekend which ran from Dec. 28 through January 2.

Troopers issued 81 DUI citations during the enforcement period.

“Fortunately, none of our Troopers had to knock on a door during the holiday weekend to tell a family that one of their loved ones was killed in a drunk-driving crash,” said Colonel James Wolfinbarger, Chief of the Colorado State Patrol.

 “On behalf of all Coloradans and those who use our roadways, please make the resolutions to plan ahead, designate a sober driver, and never drink and drive,” he says.