Colorado's Annual Anti Drunk Driving Campaign
June 16, 2017 4:29pm CST
The Heat is On. That's the name of the State of Colorado's statewide annual summer crackdown on DUI campaign. In a local TV station interview with KKTV, Col. Scott Hernandez, the State Police chief, said an average of 77 drunk drivers are arrested every day. The crackdowns begin today, with more police officers on the streets, and DUI checkpoints throughout the state. According to local news channel KKTV, more people died from alcohol-related causes from June through August than the rest of the year last year. Hence, The Heat is on campaign. I hate to admit this, but I got a DUI way back in 1987. Thank goodness I didn't kill or maim anyone. I had to pay court costs, do 24 hours community service, and attend four weeks of alcohol classes, as well as being on two years of unsupervised probation. A very expensive lesson learned, and the punishment is even stricter these days. For first-time DUI costs, it is estimated that the total cost of a DUI is over $13,000 by the time the driver is finished. By the third DUI, offenders are looking at prison time. So why do it? Even if I still owned a car, I would still walk to the bar. One DUI was enough. (KKTV article is attached below)
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17 Jun 17
We have a company in Louisville that will drive the drunk home in their own car, then ride off on a small scooter. I think it was Uber who offered two free rides home for people who'd been drinking. There may have been an "excuse" at one point, but not now.