Police often target holidays for more stringent crackdowns on drinking and driving. The Fourth of July weekend this year was one of those holiday weekends across Colorado where law enforcement agencies were out in full force. The enforcement period began on July 2 and ran through July 8. During that time, almost 100 agencies across the state made 535 arrests for drunk driving.
Law enforcement agencies in Colorado are experimenting with a new program that combines crime and traffic data to boost law enforcement activities in areas that may be considered “high-traffic.” The program is called Data-Driven Approaches to Crime and Traffic Safety, or DDACTS.