DUI checkpoints to be set up across metro area over Memorial Day weekend

LAKEWOOD, Colo. — Law enforcement will set up DUI checkpoints across the metro area during the Memorial Day weekend.

The Lakewood Police Department said one checkpoint will be set up in the area of South Wadsworth Boulevard near West Alameda Avenue beginning about 7 p.m. Saturday.

Statistics indicate DUI arrests and serious traffic accidents frequently occur along that corridor.

The checkpoint will be active late in the evening and night because a high number of DUI arrests are made after dark.

The statewide “100 Days of Heat” campaign was launched to reduce the number of alcohol- and drug-related arrests across Colorado. Lakewood won’t be the only city to increase patrolling over the weekend.

Stepped-up Memorial Day weekend DUI enforcement begins Friday across the state.

“We have a goal of protecting the public and making our roadways safer. The Lakewood Police Department asks you to drive responsibly, use designated drivers and to never drink and drive” police chief Dan McCasky said.