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Colorado law enforcement on alert for drunk driving over holidays

Over the Thanksgiving holidays, many will travel to visit friends and family throughout Colorado. The air will be filled with celebration as everyone gathers together to enjoy each other's company. As friends and family share their holiday feast, it is likely that many will also share a drink or two. If this is the case, it would be wise to keep in mind the fact that Colorado law enforcement will be on the lookout for those whom they believe are drunk driving.

Beginning the Friday before Thanksgiving and continuing for over a week, law enforcement personnel across Colorado will be on high alert. Their goal is to reduce the number of drunk drivers and drunk driving accidents across the state. According to last year's numbers, over 280 individuals were arrested on drunk driving charges during this same time period.

Many times, one does not realize the effect that alcohol has. It is time to go home and everyone is ready to leave. In this case, it is easy to misjudge the situation and make the decision that one has not drunk that much and is okay to drive. Unfortunately, this decision could be a costly mistake.

If one does make this mistake and is charged with drunk driving by Colorado law enforcement, he or she will want to contact an experienced attorney. It is important to make sure that one's rights are protected. Additionally, the defense team will want to review the evidence and situation to make sure that everything has been properly handled and to minimize the potential outcome.

Source: koaa.com, "DUI enforcement on for Thanksgiving travel", Nov. 21, 2016

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