Colorado Police Conduct Super Bowl DUI Enforcement
The Colorado State Patrol is telling us that law enforcement agencies state wide are upping their game this weekend.
The Super Bowl is one of, if not the biggest, party weekends of the year. It almost doesn't matter if your team is playing or not. It is a reason to get together with friends and family and to eat and drink.
Speaking of drink. Our good friend Colorado State Trooper Dan Chermok came into the KEKB studios on Friday to lay it out on the line this weekend.
While Trooper Dan told me that it's never a good time to drink and drive, with the party atmosphere of this weekend, the police are REALLY going to be cracking down on impaired drivers. It started Friday (February 3) and will run until Monday. There will be, what Trooper Dan calls 'saturation periods,' where there are extra officers patrolling the Colorado roads. Super Bowl halftime is a prime example of one of those times. When you go for that quick 'beer run.' They will be watching.
Trooper Dan reminded us that a first time DUI can cost minimum $13,000. Imagine how many cab rides you could have taken with $13.000!?
So, make all necessary plans to cover whatever situations come up. Have designated drivers, have people stay over, whatever it takes to keep everyone safe.