March 21, 2013 12:44 AM
It was a deadly crash that shook the Pueblo community; now, a plea deal in the case. Gilbert Sanchez reached a plea agreement with the District Attorney Wednesday night. Last April he was speeding and driving drunk when he ran a red light and t-boned another vehicle, killing three teenage... more »
November 14, 2012 5:01 PM
Colorado State Troopers and law enforcement officers across the state arrested 564 on charges of drinking and driving during the week of Halloween.
The data compiled by the Colorado Department of Transportation show Denver lead the state with 72 arrests, Colorado Springs had the second most with 46.
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August 15, 2012 6:01 PM
A woman convicted of causing a fatal head-on collision after driving the wrong way on Interstate 25 has been sentenced to 10 years in prison, followed by five years of parole. Before she was sentenced today in Denver, Victoria Barry told a judge she will suffer for the rest of... more »
July 27, 2012 7:32 PM
If you've noticed more police on Pueblo Boulevard, you're not alone. We looked into why police are beefing up patrols on that major road. It is the main problem on this busy street: speeders.
"We have a lot of people who think the Boulevard is the fast route from the... more »
May 9, 2012 8:09 AM
HIGHLAND PARK, Mich. (AP) - Rima Fakih, the first Arab-American to be crowned Miss USA, is scheduled to be sentenced in a Michigan drunken driving case. The 26-year-old former beauty queen faces a maximum penalty of 93 days in jail at Wednesday's hearing in Highland Park, an enclave of Detroit.... more »
January 1, 2012 11:17 PM
In just the past three months. Colorado Springs Police have busted more than 400 drunk drivers. Those numbers we obtained from CSPD don't include dui arrests from this past weekend either. "For the last couple of nights we did concentrate on the downtown area and the I-25 corridor there." explains... more »
November 10, 2011 3:43 PM
The state executive director of Mothers Against Drunk Driving Colorado says she fears for "anyone driving and living in Colorado Springs," after learning that the city plans to stop conducting sobriety checkpoints. Emily Tompkins says the decision needlessly jeopardizes drivers by eliminating what she calls a "high-visibility deterrence."
"It's... more »
November 6, 2011 11:33 PM
Since January 2009, Designated Driver of Colorado Springs has given 12,000 people and their cars a ride home from the bar. The ride is free and all they ask is that you tip the driver. But now it seems their program may have run out of gas. "As of Friday... more »
August 30, 2011 8:46 PM
AURORA, Colo. (AP) - Court records show an Aurora police SWAT officer is accused of driving drunk and police say he's not on patrol pending the outcome of his criminal case and an internal department investigation.
The Aurora Daily Sentinel reports that 50-year-old Christopher Gonzales was arrested on Jan.... more »
May 7, 2011 1:32 PM
The power has been restored to all of the roughly 2,000 Colorado Springs Utilities customers who were temporarily left in the dark at around 2:20 a.m. Saturday when a van veered of the road along Delta Drive crashed into a power pole.
Mark Murphy of Colorado Springs Utilities says... more »
April 23, 2011 12:44 PM
A Colorado Springs man is in jail and his passenger is in the hospital in a suspected of driving drunk accident that happened along Interstate-25 near the Fillmore Street exit early Saturday morning.
Investigators with the police department's Major Accident Unit arrested Jason Warren, 30, of Colorado Springs for... more »
February 19, 2011 1:07 PM
A Pueblo woman was seriously injured during a suspected drunk driving accident that happened along the US Hwy 50 bypass in Pueblo County late Friday night.
The Colorado State Patrol reports that the driver, 36 year-old Bill Riggs of Pueblo, was headed east on Hwy 50 near 23rd Lane... more »
February 12, 2011 5:52 AM
A Colorado Springs man is in the hospital with serious life-threatening injuries following a rollover crash along Garden of the Gods road Friday night.
Police say John Lightfoot, 42, was ejected from the pick-up truck during the crash and suffered a serious head injury. Terry Burrows, 42 was headed... more »
February 6, 2011 6:15 AM
Law enforcement agencies across Colorado have stepped up drunk driving enforcement efforts during the Super Bowl weekend. Additional officers will be on patrol until early Monday morning.
As of Saturday evening, 55 people had already been arrested for drunk driving statewide. Of those arrests, 12 were reported by the... more »
November 28, 2010 8:47 AM
Early numbers show Colorado Springs leading the state in the number of drunk drivers arrested over the holiday weekend.
An online tally of drunk driving arrests shows 87 people have been charged statewide with DUI since the enforcement period begain last Tuesday.
Of those arrests, 33 were reported... more »
October 30, 2010 11:23 AM
Colorado Springs Police have arrested a man they say was driving drunk when he ran a red light and hit another vehicle sending two people to the hospital.
Investigators say Kyle Gustafson, 26, was driving south on Circle Drive when he ran a red light at Galley Road and... more »
July 20, 2010 3:31 PM
Her attorney says Lindsay Lohan is "scared as anyone would be" about the start of her jail term.
But she says Lohan has "stepped up" and "accepted responsibility." She was led out of court in handcuffs today after a brief hearing, to start the 90-day sentence for violating probation.... more »
July 19, 2010 8:44 AM
Eleven drivers were arrested for DUI at a sobriety checkpoint in Colorado Springs Friday night. The checkpoint was set up in the 3200 block of E. Platte Ave.
More than 1,000 vehicles went through the checkpoint during the four hours it was set up.
The checkpoint was run... more »
May 13, 2010 9:12 AM
The Colorado State Board of Education has rejected a requirement that school districts notify parents when when teachers or other employees are arrested or charged with certain offenses.
The board voted 4-3 against the rule Wednesday.
Board Chairman Bob Schaffer proposed the rule. He says parents have the... more »
April 26, 2010 2:18 PM
A Colorado Springs resident has from injuries she suffered in a traffic crash on the western slope.
Colleen Tolleson, 30, died Sunday.
The single vehicle rollover crash happened Saturday night on Highway 24 in Lake County. The Toyota Landcruiser was driven by Richard Tolleson, 40. He was treated... more »
April 19, 2010 10:59 PM
We now know more about some problems with dui testing in Colorado Springs. Investigators first started looking into this back in November 2009. As a result, nearly 8,000 blood alcohol tests from 2006 till 2009 had to be re-tested with 200 resulting in false readings. They now say a chemist... more »
March 29, 2010 5:01 PM
A Colorado state trooper accused of driving drunk in his patrol car is being treated at a mental health and substance abuse facility.
A lawyer for David Dolan, 48, who's based in the Colorado Springs office, said Monday that Dolan has post-traumatic stress disorder. The lawyer says Dolan's PTSD... more »
March 23, 2010 12:45 PM
A Colorado State Patrol trooper who was arrested on suspicion of drunken driving while on duty is free on $1,000 bail.
David Dolan, 48, who was assigned to the Colorado Springs Office, was arrested outside Denver while in uniform and driving a marked Colorado State Patrol car at 7... more »
February 17, 2010 10:37 PM
In 5 days there've been 3 bad accidents in the Pikes Peak region that authorities believe could've been stopped if the drivers hadn't been drinking alcohol.
The worst happened Saturday morning on Highway 115. It killed 2 Fort Carson soldiers. A 3rd soldier, who police suspect was driving drunk,... more »
February 4, 2010 5:48 PM
The Pueblo County Sheriff's Office plans DUI saturation patrols this weekend to coincide with the Super Bowl.
In 2008 the State of Colorado passed House Bill 1194 which in part requires an increase in the number of high visibility drunk driving patrols and has made funds available to pay... more »
December 29, 2009 6:47 PM
Had too much to drink? There's an app for that. "R-U-Buzzed" was created by for the state transportation department specifically for the iPhone.
The free program calculates a person's blood alcohol content and warns when you're over the limit and can even call a cab. It launched earlier this... more »
December 12, 2009 5:00 PM
People who are repeatedly caught drinking and driving will not face mandatory jail time after a Colorado commission studying the issue rejected the proposed penalty. The decision Friday prompted Colorado Attorney General John Suthers to declare it "a banner day for traffic offenders." The commission had supported a similar proposal... more »
December 8, 2009 11:34 AM
Deaths in drunken driving crashes are down nationally but up in Colorado. A new federal report has found that drunken driving fatality rates fell in 40 states and the District of Columbia in 2008. The rates in three states remained virtually unchanged but the rate increased in Colorado along with... more »
November 12, 2009 7:16 PM
The US Postal Service says it's taken action after seeing our hidden camera report on a letter carrier who lost his driver's license after a 2nd drunk driving arrest, and was then being driven around his route by other post office workers. Even though the USPS initially defended the actions... more »
November 3, 2009 9:01 AM
The call came into the 911 dispatcher: "I don't want to hurt anybody. I'm drunk." And with that, Mary Strey, 49, of Granton, reported herself as a drunken driver about three miles northeast of Neilsville in central Wisconsin.
Clark County Sheriff's Chief Deputy Jim Backus said Monday that Strey's... more »
October 10, 2009 1:55 PM
Colorado Springs police arrested a drunk driver who crashed into a semi-truck early Sat. morning.
It happened near I-25 and Bijou St. at around 2 a.m. Police say the driver of the car hit the truck a few times before both stopped. The interstate was closed while crews... more »
October 6, 2009 7:32 PM
A judge has ruled that Mel Gibson's conviction stemming from his notorious 2006 drunken driving arrest is being expunged.
The ruling Tuesday came after his lawyer had requested the dismissal. The actor-director successfully completed the terms of his three-year probation following the misdemeanor drunken driving arrest in which he... more »
September 18, 2009 2:17 AM
Pueblo Police are investigating a rollover crash on I-25 in Pueblo that left a 2 year old girl seriously injured, and her mother under arrest for DUI.
The accident happened just before 11 p.m. Thursday, in the northbound lanes of the interstate near the Central Ave. exit.
Police... more »
September 8, 2009 6:59 PM
Drunk driving enforcement could bear the brunt of the dwindling state budget. The Law Enforcement Assistance Fund (LEAF), which helps local police departments and sheriff's offices to pay overtime and other costs associated with DUI checkpoints, has been targeted for cuts. Under Governor Ritter's original budget proposal, $1.3 million dollars... more »
September 5, 2009 7:43 PM
Cops were out in force this summer looking for drunk drivers on Colorado roads. They say it looks like it might be helping. "Our fatality rates for drivers injured or killed in wrecks involving drug or alcohol impaired drivers is actually significantly lower this year than it has in... more »