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375 charged with DUI in Colorado over Halloween weekend

One of the goals of many officers of the law in Colorado is to remove as many drivers as possible who are under the influence of drugs and alcohol from the roadways. While this goal may be understandable, this zealousness could lead to officers who are more concerned about making an arrest than serving justice. Reports indicate that Colorado's "The Heat is On" Campaign netted 375 arrests for DUI over Halloween weekend.

"The Heat is On" is a campaign that is funded by the Colorado Department of Transportation Highway Safety Office. As part of it, law enforcement officers have named 14 different "high-visibility impaired-driving-enforcement periods." These periods are typically centered around holidays and other major events. Efforts include increased checkpoints and additional officers who are on duty and dedicated to identifying intoxicated drivers.

Colorado vehicular homicide suspect turns self in

Anyone who has driven late at night is likely aware of the additional challenges that drivers face. Reduced visibility, for example, may make it difficult to see a person or object in the road in time to properly respond. Unfortunately, Colorado police have now charged a man with vehicular homicide following an incident that left a pedestrian dead.

The incident reportedly happened during the early morning hours of a day in late October. According to reports, three pedestrians were attempting to cross the street. Unfortunately, police say that a pickup truck struck two of the pedestrians. One, an 18-year-old college student, passed away while the other suffered minor injuries.

Man accused of DUI in Colorado after fire truck struck

There are many different signs that a person is under the influence of drugs or alcohol. Unfortunately, a person exhibiting symptoms that could be interpreted as intoxication could actually be suffering from an unrelated medical condition. However, when a car accident happens at a certain time of day or night, police in Colorado and other areas of the country are often quick to suspect DUI.

A 20-year-old man in Colorado is now likely trying to decide how to respond to allegations that he was driving under the influence. Police say that the young man first came to their attention when he allegedly struck a fire truck. He is then said to have sped toward two police officers and struck several more vehicles before he was taken into custody.

DUI or DWAI charge in Colorado

Many people in Colorado are unfamiliar with criminal law. As a result, when facing criminal charges, they may be unaware of the best response. This may especially be the case for people suspected of DUI or DWAI since such a charge could be the result of an officer's subjective interpretation of a person's behavior.

A DUI -- or driving under the influence -- means the person is accused of being "substantially incapable" following the consumption of drugs or alcohol. If an officer makes this determination, he or she is saying that the accused has insufficient physical control and is unable to safely operate a vehicle. A person in Colorado can be charged with DUI even if his or her blood alcohol content is not .08 or higher as it is based on the person's perceived level of impairment.

Colorado driver charged with vehicular homicide

Even the most careful drivers can sometimes overlook a traffic signal. Because a single moment of inattention -- something as simple as looking down to switch on a vehicle's headlights -- can cause a Colorado driver to miss a red light, it is understandable that accidents happen even to drivers who are typically cautious. Unfortunately, a man now finds himself charged with vehicular homicide following a crash that happened earlier in the year.

The incident that led to the man's arrest happened in February. According to reports, a 31-year-old woman was attempting to make a left turn. However, police claim that a 33-year-old man driving a pickup truck over the speed limit entered the intersection after the light changed, resulting in a collision.

Colorado driver charged with DUID following apartment crash

Car accidents can happen at any time of the day or night for a variety of different reasons. While the goal of police officers to hold drivers who are under the influence of drugs or alcohol accountable is understandable in certain situations, their zeal can often lead to assumptions not always supported by evidence. Unfortunately, a man in Colorado is now accused of DUID following a recent crash.

The incident happened on a day in early October. Police reports claim that a 35-year-old male was speeding when the vehicle left the roadway. The vehicle reportedly entered the parking lot of an apartment complex.

Marriage tips may be clue to causal factors of divorce

Whether you married the love of your life 20 years ago or are still in your honeymoon phase, you've likely already learned that life as a married couple is not always easy. You may be very similar to your spouse in personality (so similar that you drive each other crazy at times) or vastly different, giving credit to the old saying that opposites attract. Either way, as you face life's challenges together, you have undoubtedly learned a lot about each other, both good and somtimes not so good.

There are many things that married couples can do to preserve or strengthen their relationship, and combat the types of issues that can lead to divorce.  This post touches on just a few of those issues.

Teenager faces vehicular homicide charge in Colorado

The loss of a family member is always devastating. A demand for justice following a loss believed to have been caused by another person's negligent or reckless act is understandable. However, in order for there to be a conviction of criminal charges, there must be sufficient evidence to prove guilt beyond a reasonable doubt. It is still unclear to the public at this time what evidence suggests criminal behavior -- specifically allegations of vehicular homicide -- regarding a fatal incident in Colorado.

The incident happened on a day in mid-September. According to reports, a 22-year-old woman was injured in a wreck that occurred in a Colorado parking lot. She was hospitalized following the crash and tragically died approximately a week later. The coroner's office claims that she passed away as a result of multiple blunt-force injuries.

Driver charged with vehicular assault after Colorado crash

It is sometimes difficult for drivers to react to unexpected changes in traffic. However, even when other circumstances cause an accident, police may still conclude that imparment by alcohol, drugs, even prescribed medications, played a role in the crash and charge the driver with felony vehicular assault resulting from DUI/DUID. In what is unfortunately a regular occurence on a daily basis in Colorado, another driver has been charged with vehicular assault following a recent crash.

The incident reportedly happened on a night in late September. Police claim that a car driven by a 30-year-old man was traveling at a high rate of speed when it struck the rear of another vehicle. The impact reportedly caused vehicle operated by the victim motorist to leave the roadway and strike two utility poles before coming to a rest on its side.

Colorado driver suspected of DUI following crash

When driving at night, it can be easy to miss a traffic signal or sign, especially for those unfamiliar with the area or when the area is not well-lit. Unfortunately, even with other reasons and circumstances explaining the crash, police may still conclude from their investigation and observations that drugs or alcohol played a role in accident.  This is more likely if the accident happened late at night.  Every day in Colorado, drivers are charged with alocohol and drug-related traffic offenses.

Reports indicate that this particular crash happened during the early morning hours of a day in mid-September. Police claim that a 60-year-old driver did not stop at a stop sign. As a result, the car reportedly veered off the road at an intersection. The car is said to have stopped after striking an embankment and a barbed wire fence.