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Temperatures are rising across Colorado

The snow line has receded, the Colorado Rockies are taking the field and the Denver air is warm with the promise of coming summer. Spring is here and that means law enforcement across the state is going to turn up the heat by increasing DUI patrols.

What is 'Level I Education'?

Is Level I education a class carpenters take to learn how to make sure boards on a horizontal surface are even? No. Is it a class for surveyors? Again, no. Level I Education refers to the classes offered by the Colorado Department of Human Services' Office of Behavioral Health for those drivers convicted of driving under the influence.

Do personal breathalyzers give accurate BAC readings?

The Denver office of Mothers Against Drunk Drivers is on South Colorado Boulevard. But if you want information from the group, you can also visit their website, where they recently featured an article on BAC.

Valentine's Day: love it or hate it, it's here

It's one of those love-it-or-hate-it events on the calendar: Valentine's Day. For those people in happy, committed relationships, it's a wonderful day on which to relive memories of the first date or first kiss, and perhaps make new memories. For those who are newly divorced or who have recently been left behind by a boyfriend or girlfriend, the day can seem like a 24-hour-long announcement: "You're single!"

Enhanced DUI enforcement days ahead

It is pretty close to impossible to accurately predict the future, but we can say with a fair amount of certainty that in coming days the Denver Police Department and other Colorado law enforcement agencies will conduct drunk driving crackdowns. Looking at the calendar year stretching out before us, we see upcoming holidays, three-day weekends, traditional drinking days and so on scattered here and there.

U.S. Supreme Court won't hear Colorado DUI case

An appeal by Arapahoe County prosecutors of a DUI case decision won't be heard by the U.S. Supreme Court. The court let stand a Colorado Supreme Court ruling that excluded blood test evidence in the case.

What is a DRE?

What is a DRE? While some might think of hip hop icon Dr. Dre, the correct answer in the context of our blog is Drug Recognition Expert. DREs are Colorado law enforcement officers trained to recognize signs of impairment in drivers under the influence of marijuana and other drugs.

Supreme Court may hear DUI case from Colorado

Being suspected of driving under the influence of alcohol can be very upsetting, especially when this suspicion follows a serious accident. A person can be hurt, confused, disoriented and very scared in these situations; but one thing that should not be a concern at that time is that the police will execute a personal search without a warrant.

CDC: Effects of alcohol on drivers

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention gives out a variety of useful information on a wide range of subjects: from Active Bacterial Core surveillance to Zygomycosis, the CDC covers health issues from A to Z.

Researchers work to create roadside pot-breath test machine

With the relaxed laws on recreational marijuana use in Colorado the prospect of being accused of driving under the influence of marijuana seem to be on the rise. In Colorado, state law allows prosecutors to seek DUID charges based upon a chemical test showing five or more nanograms of THC present in the driver’s blood.