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New impaired driving campaign launches

A new impaired driving campaign from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is taking off, and its focus is informing people that any impairment is illegal. This extends to other drugs beside alcohol, as Colorado has legalized recreational marijuana use. The The campaign is titled, "If You Feel Different, You Drive Different."

81 drivers arrested on DUI charges in Colorado Springs crackdown

The Colorado State Patrol recently announced that it arrested 81 drivers in Colorado Springs on charges of drinking and driving as a result of a recent crackdown conducted from Aug. 17 through Sept. 4. The arrests were a part of a state-wide effort that resulted in the arrests of 900 Colorado drivers in total. In addition to the 81 Colorado Springs drivers, the anti-drunk driving campaign saw the arrest of 100 drivers in Denver and 55 drivers in Aurora.

3 sources of DUI case evidence that could help your defense

Technology has come a long way in recent years, and although police are using new technology to convict DUI defendants who might not have been convicted otherwise -- some DUI defendants are also using technology to succeed in their defenses. Here are three ways that DUI defense lawyers are beginning to use technology to help their clients:

Were you charged with a drunk driving offense? You're not alone

The last blog post referenced a survey that produced a surprising statistic about impaired driving in Colorado: Most of those arrested for this offense are men. However, there was another surprising statistic in addition to this one: Approximately 27,000 people were arrested for impaired driving offenses in Colorado in the 2016 calendar year.

Many Colorado DUI cases involve males in their 20s

To better understand DUI arrests in Colorado, a study was carried out to examine who got arrested, using data from 2016. What it found is that young men made up a very hefty percentage of the arrests, with about 33 percent of all cases involving males in their 20s.

Police cannot influence you to drive drunk just to arrest you

Police are supposed to enforce the law, but that does not mean they can go out of their way to convince you to break it just so that they can arrest you. Doing so is known as entrapment. If you do get arrested in this fashion, you may be able to use that entrapment as a defense, essentially claiming that you would have followed the law without police involvement.

Driver facing DUI allegations after almost hitting auditorium

A driver was involved in an accident in downtown Colorado Springs, as his or her truck left the road and nearly smashed into the Colorado Springs City Auditorium. Police suspect that the driver may have possibly been engaging in road rage and been drunk behind the wheel.

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