Holiday DUI Arrests

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. - The new year is the start of a new beginning for most people. However, some Colorado drivers are off to a rough start.

In an effort to keep impaired drivers off the road, The Colorado Department of Transportation,  Colorado State Patrol, and statewide law enforcement agencies increased DUI patrols from December 29 to January 2.

During the enforcement period, there were 366 DUI arrests made. This is an increase from the 279 arrests made during the same time last year.

On New Years Eve alone here in Mesa County, The Grand Junction Police Department made one arrest and the Mesa County Sheriff's Office made two.

Yet we saw the highest number of arrests made by the CSP in Fruita, with a total of eight arrests in just one night.

"The one officer that was on overtime for that shift arrested three individuals for a DUI, which is quite impressive for a one night shift," said Trooper Glen Hunter with the Colorado State Patrol.

Those with CSP say most of the arrests were made in the Clifton area. A few of the arrests were also made in Grand Junction.

A total of 114 agencies statewide participated in the New Year's enforcement period. Results from each of the agencies can be found here.


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