Fort Carson DUI Rates

The average monthly number of drunken driving arrests at Fort Carson is higher than Army posts with more soldiers.

The average of 40 drunken driving arrests per month from November through March 15, exceeds that at Fort Bragg for example, although the North Carolina post has twice as many soldiers.

The post sets the blood alcohol level limit at .05 rather than .08 for DUI under civilian laws.

Army officials say they can't stop soldiers from drinking, but they don't want soldiers driving drunk.

In October the post decided to handle punishment for soldiers rather than prosecute them in civilian courts.

In February, the post recorded only 18 DUI arrests.