Hundreds of drivers cited during Labor Day DUI enforcement

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DENVER — The statewide Labor Day DUI enforcement period ended with more drivers cited than in 2016.

Law enforcement agencies across the state cited 1,184 impaired drivers between Aug. 18 and Sept. 5, the Colorado Department of Transportation said Wednesday.

There were 964 DUI arrests during the same enforcement period last year.

“While summer is coming to an end, the emphasis on preventing impaired driving is still a top priority across the state as fall approaches,” said Darrell Lingk, the director of the Office of Transportation Safety at CDOT.

The Fall Festivals DUI enforcement period starts Friday and goes through Oct. 23.