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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.

Colorado man accused of DUI after claims of domestic disturbance

The relationship between family members, even when filled with love, can be volatile. Although police are often asked to intervene during a domestic disturbance, it is often difficult -- due to lack of witnesses -- to determine the aggressor or even whether violence occurred. Unfortunately, a man in Colorado was recently charged with felony DUI, among other charges, after police received a report of a domestic incident.

Man accused of DUI following fatal Colorado crash

Car accidents in Colorado happen every day. In some cases, they are the result of driver confusion rather than a driver who engages in risky and illegal activities, such as driving under the influence of alcohol. Despite this, the police sometimes conclude from an on-scene invetigation into the cause of an accident that alcohol or drugs were a contributing factor. One man now faces several charges, including DUI, after police say he caused a fatal crash.

Mobile breathalyzer being tested as method to avoid DUI

Drinking and driving can be a deadly combination along Colorado roadways. In addition to the possibility of being involved in an accident, a driver who has been drinking is also at risk of being arrested and charged with DUI. For some individuals, just one drink may be too much, and the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) is looking at new ways to inform individuals when they have had too much to legally drive.

New Colorado law increases already harsh penalties for DUI

It seems that with each passing year, laws concerning impaired driving become harsher. Penalties for DUI increase with public outcry for safer highways. While Colorado was already considered among the strictest states for dealing with impaired driving, lawmakers recently passed new legislation -- making things even tougher.

Summer brings increased DUI patrols

Expect to see local police and Colorado State Patrol out in force again over the coming weekend as well as the remainder of summer. Colorado law enforcement officers are once again ramping up their efforts to reduce drunk driving across the state. As such, they will be out and about looking for those whom they suspect of DUI.

Summer season kicks off season of DUI checkpoints

Holiday weekends, family barbecues and summer picnics are here. Along with these relaxing, fun-filled activities come good food, friends and social drinking. While this may be a great combination at the time, once it is time to go home, unless a designated driver has been appointed, there may be a problem. Colorado law enforcement has publicized the fact that they will be utilizing DUI checkpoints throughout the summer season as one way to curb drinking and driving.

4-car accident leads to DUI charges

On most Friday nights, it is common for individuals to gather after a long work week. Sometimes, they go to dinner; other times they just go out for drinks. Regardless of the type of week it has been or the venue the group has chosen to unwind in, it is important that they pay attention to their alcohol consumption prior to deciding to drive on a Colorado roadway. If not, there is a possibility that one or more of them will be charged with DUI or worse.

Colorado DUI: Impaired driver responsible for crash

Law enforcement authorities are investigating an accident that recently occurred in Colorado Springs. They believe that impairment was a contributing factor in this collision. While it has not been reported whether any charges have been filed in this case, if the driver deemed responsible is charged, he would likely benefit from the services of an attorney who has experience handling DUI cases.

Students learn of the dangers of DUI

Every single day, students across Colorado drive to school. In addition to driving to school, they often drive to after-school events and activities that many teenagers participate in. For the most part, these teenage drivers adhere to traffic laws and do what they are supposed to do. However, at times, they do become distracted by what their friends are doing and sometimes do not realize the consequences that go along with drinking and driving that can lead to charges of DUI.