Here we go again.
If it seems to Colorado motorists that they are consistently under an enforcement microscope when out on state roads and highways, they should trust their instincts.
Because they are.
The Heat is On campaign ensures that result, with its DUI-related arrest-and-convict thrust being prominently displayed across the state throughout each year by successive rollouts intended to make a very specific point.
That is this: Drive drunk and suffer the consequences.
Drivers jogging their memories to recollect a recent Heat crackdown don’t have to think back too far. It was just last month, centered around Halloween.
And now, of course, there’s Thanksgiving, with turkey day being just a few days off.
Even now, legions of drivers are on roads spanning the state, getting home to families and loved ones for the holiday.
Here’s something to consider: The cops are intensely scrutinizing your behind-the-wheel behavior.
In fact, they have had an upped-the-ante roadway presence since last Friday, and will continue to be out in force through November 27.
And note this: Their game plan is focused on making as many DUI arrests as they possibly can.
Colorado state troopers and other enforcement agencies statewide made a whopping 522 DUI and DWAI arrests last year over the Thanksgiving Heat crackdown. On an “average” day within the highly monitored period, they arrested more than 50 drivers.
No motorist wants to be associated with those statistics, given the multiple and stark downsides linked with a drunk driving conviction in the state.
We wish all our readers a safe and happy holiday experience out on the roads and with their loved ones at home.
Drive safely. And if you are charged with a DUI offense, reasonably consider contacting a proven defense attorney without delay for knowledgeable and aggressive help aimed at maximally mitigating the potential penalties.