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1 year 1 week ago

Jury convicts off-duty Denver officer in DUI crash

DENVER (AP) - Jurors have convicted an off-duty Denver police officer of driving drunk when he caused a rollover crash on Interstate 25 in January. Denver District Attorney's office spokeswoman Lynn Kimbrough says Jessie A. Espinoza was convicted Thursday of driving while under the influence and of careless driving. Investigators...

1 year 1 month ago

Driver charged in double fatal crash

Charges have been filed against the woman driving the vehicle that struck another one in an intersection, killing a woman and one of her children in Eastern El Paso County. Arica Vlach of Peyton is facing two charges of vehicular homicide in the death of Nicole Enderle and her...

1 year 1 month ago

Broncos executive arrested on suspicion of DUI

BRECKENRIDGE, Colo. (AP) - Denver Broncos director of player personnel Matt Russell is apologizing for his arrest on suspicion of driving under the influence. State troopers say Russell was arrested Saturday after rear-ending a Breckenridge police officer's SUV that had stopped on the shoulder of Colorado 9 to pull over...

1 year 6 months ago

Rockies' Helton arrested on DUI charge

DENVER (AP) - The Colorado Rockies say first baseman Todd Helton has been arrested on a charge of driving under the influence. The team says Helton was arrested Wednesday morning in the Denver suburb of Thornton. No other details have been released. Team spokesman Nick Piburn says Helton had no...

2 years 3 months ago

Charges filed against Gilbert Sanchez

Fifteen charges including six for vehicular homicide, that's what Gilbert Sanchez now faces. District Attorney Bill Thiebaut tells us the six counts of vehicular homicide are for the three teen victims from Alamosa. Sanchez is also charged with four counts of vehicular assault plus two counts of child abuse for...

2 years 6 months ago

Fewer DUI arrests made this Super Bowl weekend

DENVER (AP) - Colorado officials say preliminary reports show drunken-driving arrests over Super Bowl weekend were down for the second year in a row. Preliminary reports also show there were no alcohol-related fatalities in the state from Feb. 3 to Feb. 6. The Colorado Department of Transportation and the...

2 years 7 months ago

Police "saturation patrols" still in place

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...

2 years 8 months ago

Free rides home for local NYE parties

As you get ready to ring in the New Year, don't forget about the free rides home being offered. Miller-Coors is working with the State Department of Transportation; offering $10 cab vouchers to be given out at many bars and restaurants. In Colorado Springs McDivitt Law Firm is...

2 years 8 months ago

Police use new tactics in DUI crackdowns

Well over 1300 people have been busted for drunk driving in the state since Thanksgiving Week according to the Colorado State Patrol. Investigators report there were 14 fatal crashes during that time that were alcohol related. The holiday season is always a big time for drunken driving arrests. As we...

2 years 9 months ago

DUI crackdown nabs 447 over Halloween weekend

State and local law enforcement agencies arrested 447 drunk drivers during the Halloween weekend as part of the Halloween Heat is On campaign. Preliminary data released by the Colorado State Patrol show the highest number of arrests were in Denver, with 58. Colorado Springs had the second highest number...

2 years 9 months ago

Mayor calls for end to DUI checkpoints

Sobriety checkpoints may soon be a thing of the past in Colorado Springs. As part of his budget for next year, Mayor Steve Bach recommended the police department no longer use the checkpoints because they are inefficient at catching drunk drivers. The mayor says he came to the decision...

2 years 11 months ago

Views differ on medicated driving

Medical marijuana supporters in Colorado believe that some patients can safely drive even if they have recently medicated. But state troopers think those supporters may be giving out dangerous advice. The Colorado Department of Transportation rolled out a public service announcement campaign last month warning drivers specifically not to...

2 years 11 months ago

Woman faces murder charge for car wreck

BOULDER, Colo. (AP) - A 32-year-old woman faces up to life in prison if convicted of a rare murder charge in a fatal car wreck near Clover Basin Reservoir. The Longmont-Times Call reports that a Boulder judge Thursday ruled that prosecutors may pursue a first-degree murder, extreme indifference charge...

3 years 2 weeks ago

Prater faces DUI charges

GREENWOOD VILLAGE, Colo. (AP) - Denver Broncos kicker Matt Prater is facing a charge of drunken driving and fleeing the scene of an accident. Police Chief John Jackson said Prater was involved in a minor, non-injury accident in a hotel parking lot on Aug. 2. He said Prater was cooperative,...

3 years 9 months ago

Springs leads state in DUI arrests

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...

3 years 11 months ago

Trooper pleads guilty to driving drunk

CASTLE ROCK, Colo. (AP) - A Colorado State trooper has pleaded guilty to driving drunk while on duty and has been sentenced to 10 days in jail. David Dolan also pleaded guilty Monday in Douglas County Court in Castle Rock to prohibited use of a weapon. The 48-year-old trooper...

3 years 11 months ago

Traffic fatalities down over summer in Colorado

Preliminary data from the Colorado Department of Transportation shows a 5 percent decrease in the number of alcohol-related fatalities this year between Memorial Day and Labor Day weekends. CDOT reports 47 people were killed this summer in alcohol-related crashes, compared to 55 last summer. DUI arrests were also down 12...

4 years 1 month ago

Hundreds arrested during DUI crackdown

More than 600 arrests were made in Colorado from July 1 through 6 during the Heat Is On campaign. The State Patrol participated along with 76 local law enforcement agencies. The idea was to get drunk drivers off the road during the Fourth of July holiday weekend. During that...

4 years 1 month ago

Lindsay Lohan sentenced to jail

Troubled actress Lindsey Lohan is headed for jail. The 24-year-old actress was sentenced Tuesday in a Beverly Hills courtroom for violating probation in connection with her DUI cases. After a shocking day in court Tuesday, Lindsay Lohan wakes up this morning facing jail time. A California judge had enough....

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