The Colorado State Patrol and 58 local police and sheriff’s departments took part in their yearly “Heat Is On” campaign over the St Patrick’s Day weekend. Between 6:00 pm Friday and 3:00 am Monday, the State Patrol alone made 106 DUI arrests.
The state of Colorado relies on the 0.08 blood alcohol content (BAC) national standard to define a driver as per-se DUI.
The Colorado State Patrol reported five traffic fatalities over the weekend. It is unknown yet how many of those deaths involved alcohol.