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After 13th arrest, Colorado man says felony DUI law isn't deterrent

Thirteen is considered by many to be an unlucky number. A Colorado man who was recently arrested for the 13th time on charges of driving while ability impaired (DWAI) and driving under the influence (DUI) might well agree.

Study: Ignition interlocks viewed as "too lenient" in many states

Here in Colorado, we recently toughened our approach to drunk driving by enabling prosecutors to bring felony DUI charges against someone arrested for a fourth or subsequent offense. Along with other measures adopted over the years, we have emerged as one of the toughest states in which to be arrested for drunken driving.

Glory days

Glory days, they'll pass you by. Bruce Springsteen sang out truth in more than one song, including "Glory Days." The lyrics might ring true for a man who once faced the Denver Broncos and John Elway on America's biggest sports stage.

Difficult to relax after police lights go on

The commonly prescribed benzodiazepine known as Xanax is used to treat anxiety. Because it can have a detrimental effect on coordination and concentration, your ability to drive after taking Xanax (known in its generic form as alprazolam) might be compromised. In fact, you might be impaired to a degree by Xanax that a Denver police officer will notice that you are driving too slowly, having trouble staying in your lane, or having other difficulties.

The bright lights of a policed fall

The cool breezes ripple through the yellow and bright red leaves, pulling them from the branches. The brightly colored fronds twirl and spin, dancing in the air before taking their final bows and landing softly on the ground. As we all know, autumn can be a breath-taking time of year.

Nine might get him 6

An hour south of Denver, a Colorado man faces the possibility of 6 years in prison after arrested for what is reportedly his ninth drinking and driving offense. The 53-year-old El Paso County man was taken into custody after getting into a traffic accident shortly after 10 p.m.

What happens if you refuse a chemical test?

The last hot dogs have been downed, along with the final slices of watermelon. The Labor Day weekend is over and everyone has headed back to work and school. Some Denver residents might not be able to drive to the office or campus until Labor Day of 2016, however.

Prosecutors pressing felony DUI charges

Like a snowball rolling down a mountain, Colorado's felony DUI law is gaining momentum among state prosecutors. It has only been a month since the law was enacted, but a Denver TV station reports that nearly two dozen people around the state face the felony charge.