Jefferson County DUI patrols bust 12 impaired drivers in one night

JEFFERSON COUNTY, Colo. — A dozen drivers were busted for driving under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs during one night in Jefferson County, the Colorado State Patrol said Monday.

“Drive impaired, expect to be caught, Jeffco agencies will be out in force,” the CSP warned Saturday.

Less than two hours later, officials said they’d already caught two people suspected of driving under the influence.

“Two people already in custody for DUI/D. You start early, perfect, we will find you,” the CSP tweeted.

By the end of the night, officials said they’d stopped 13 impaired drivers — including one who had a child in the car.

Monday afternoon, the CSP said the final count was nine arrests for DUI, three arrests for DUID and six arrests for misdemeanors.

“We all worked hard to keep Jeffco safe,” the CSP said.

The saturation patrols involved the CSP, the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office, the Arvada, Wheat Ridge, Lakewood and Golden police departments, and the Foothills Fire Department.