DUI Crackdown Results in 16 Citations

By: KKTV Email
By: KKTV Email

State Patrol and Colorado Springs Police Department ran a sobriety checkpoint Saturday night, and caught more than a dozen drivers over the limit.

The checkpoint was setup in the southbound lanes of the 2700 block of N. Academy Blvd for four hours overnight. Officers report stopping to check 1,176 drivers, 33 of which were given some sort of sobriety test for driving under the influence. As a result, 16 people were cited for DUI.

In addition, police confirm that seven other citations were issued for non-DUI charges, one party was cited for possession of drug paraphernalia, and another person was cited for an open alcohol container.

The checkpoint was part of the 100 Days of Heat Campaign.


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  • by hahahahahahmmmmm on Aug 19, 2010 at 09:09 AM
    jeeez....when is this 100 days gonna be up?...i need to get back to drinking and driving.
  • by hmmmmm on Aug 19, 2010 at 09:02 AM
    its all about the money....dui's generate the most dollar amount out of any crime.
  • by Anonymous Location: Ed on Aug 17, 2010 at 08:29 PM
    And don't think that cops will never be authorized to draw blood. they will.
  • by Ghost Rider on Aug 16, 2010 at 06:46 PM
    This is more citations than the last checkpoint they had.
  • by Ryan on Aug 15, 2010 at 09:52 PM
    The Supreme Court ruled in 1990 that these checkpoints were not an unreasonable 'seizure' and that the benefits greatly outweigh a minute or two of being stopped. The law says you do not have to say anything. Even saying you had one small drink admits guilt. And contrary to popular belief, you never have to take a field sobriety test. However, if there is an odor of alcohol, you are required if asked to take either a breathalyzer or urine sample. Know your rights. Nuff said. Common Sense Mayor running in 2012...
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