Anyone who has ever been stopped at a DUI checkpoint in Colorado knows how scary the experience can be -- even though you have a right to refuse voluntary roadside testing.
An off-duty Colorado police officer was arrested early last week for reportedly drunk driving. Police say that they took the man to a local hospital where he had blood drawn for a blood-alcohol content test. He was then driven to his home by the arresting officer. That officer says he then noticed that the blood sample was missing, and started a subsequent investigation.
A woman in Denver was arrested after being released from a hospital on Sunday. According to reports, the woman was charged with drunk driving and vehicular homicide after allegedly causing an accident on Interstate 25. Police say the passenger of the other car involved was killed in the accident.
Memorial Day weekend is known throughout the country as the unofficial start to summer. Individuals who reside in the state of Colorado take advantage of what is for many a three-day weekend and get together with friends and loved ones to socialize. In many of those cases the socialization includes the consumption of alcoholic beverages.