The Mesa County Sheriff's Office reported a total of 233 DUI/DUID arrests in 2015. According to the Colorado State Patrol, during the same year, the number of alcohol-related crashes in Mesa County totaled 49. Here are the top ten highest recorded blood alcohol content levels of 2015.

Please keep in mind, in Colorado, the legal limit for drunk driving is a blood alcohol content of .08. To put this in perspective, according to the Mesa County Sheriff's Office, a 180-pound male can reach the level of .08 BAC after only four drinks. For this demonstration, a "drink" is calculated to be one of the following:

  • One 1.5 ounce shot of hard liquor, or
  • One 12 ounce glass of beer, or
  • One 5-ounce glass of wine

Without further adieu, here are the 10 finalists for highest blood alcohol content in Mesa County for the year 2015 (accompanied by the name of the officer who busted them):

  1. .300% July 2015 arrest by Deputy M. Roberts
  2. .296% July 2015 arrest by Deputy B. Eldrige
  3. .277% May 2015 arrest by Deputy J. Gray
  4. .277% January 2015 arrest by Deputy D. Strauch
  5. .275% February 2015 arrest by Deputy A. Zwink
  6. .269% December 2015 arrest by Deputy C. Brammer
  7. .257% March 2015 arrest by Deputy D. Sandell
  8. .257% March 2015 arrest by Deputy J. Gray
  9. .247% July 2015 arrest by Deputy B. Carnes
  10. .247% October 2015 arrest by Deputy T. Stuckenschneider

Judging from the results above, it seems March and July are the most popular months for getting your drink on in Mesa County.

Please do not drink and drive. In the event you suspect another motorist of driving while intoxicated, call *277 from your cell, or you can reach the Mesa County Sheriff's Office at (970) 242-6707.