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Busy overnight to start 2019 for Colorado Springs Police

Posted at 4:35 PM, Jan 01, 2019

COLORADO SPRINGS- Officers in Colorado Springs closed out 2018 with a busy overnight shift. While many of you were out celebrating the arrival of a new year Colorado Springs Police officers were busy working to keep the roads and our communities safe. Investigators are now looking for a hit and run suspect and more information about an overnight shooting.

At least seven Colorado Springs Police officers were on the roads looking for impaired drivers. We know at least one person was arrested for driving under the influence of meth. We’ve requested the numbers of DUI stops and arrests from New Year’s Eve into New Year’s Day. We will update that information as soon as we get it.

Also in the overnight hours, a man is rushed into surgery after being shot in Colorado Springs. Police were called to a home on Crestwood Drive, near Union and Academy, to investigate a report of a loud party that got out of control. When they got there, they were told someone had been shot. That person showed up at Memorial Hospital about 2:30 Tuesday morning. We’re told the victim’s condition is stable. We will also update this story as we learn more.

At around 1:30 Tuesday morning near Holmes and Galley in Colorado Springs, just a few blocks from the Citadel Mall, a woman was hit by a car. We spoke with neighbors in the area who say police went door to door trying to get more information on what appears to be a hit and run. Someone called 911 to report the woman lying in the road with a cut on her leg. Firefighters got there first and rushed her to the hospital. There’s still no word on the condition of the woman at this time. Stick with us for developments on this story as well.

While it will take some time to compile the numbers of DUI arrests statewide, we spoke with state patrol and the trooper we talked to says he doesn’t believe they responded to any alcohol related deadly crashes.

Also, in Pueblo officers report zero DUI arrests. Officers believe the bad weather kept a lot of people off the roads.