‘Drive high, Get a DUI’ State Patrol plans to increase patrols over 4/20 weekend

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DENVER — The Colorado State Patrol announced it would be stepping up enforcement for the weekend before the annual Colorado celebration of 4/20.

The state-wide campaign is set to start April 17 with the name #ZeroZero for zero fatalities and zero tolerance towards dangerous driving behaviors, a news release stated.

State Patrol posted an announcement on twitter Tuesday, that said “Got big plans this weekend? So do we!”

This accompanies CDOT’s existing campaigns: “The Heat is On” and “Drive High, Get a DUI.”

Drivers should expect to see an increased amount of troopers on the road.

The news release also said, pictures and information will be posted on the CSP Facebook and Twitter accounts throughout the weekend.

“Traffic crashes are still one of the leading causes of death in Colorado and across the country,” said Colonel Scott Hernandez, Chief of the Patrol. “It does not matter what the reason is for driving poorly: DUI, distraction, speed; they can be deadly and we are out to combat them all.”

State patrol said a full report of the weekend’s statistics will be released on Wednesday, April 22.

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