On Friday, October 26, 2012, Fort Collins Police in conjunction with the Larimer County DUI Task Force hosted a DUI Sobriety checkpoint. This event was a part of the Colorado Department of Transportation’s (CDOT) “High Visibility Enforcement,” campaign. Members of the Fort Collins Police Department, Colorado State Patrol, Larimer County Sheriff’s Office, Loveland Police Department, Colorado State University Police Department, Mothers against Drunk Driving, Poudre Valley Hospital and Poudre Valley Health Systems Ambulance Service participated in the enforcement efforts.
The was in operation from 10:30 p.m. Friday October 26, 2012 until 2:30 a.m. October 27, 2012. 1,185 vehicles were contacted, resulting in 17 arrests. 15 of those arrested were for Driving Under the Influence (DUI) and Driving While Ability Impaired (DWAI) and 2 for Driving Under the Influence of Drugs (DUID). In addition, 2 citations were issued for Possession Drug Paraphernalia and less than One Ounce of Marijuana.
This was one of several CDOT Sponsored enforcement efforts being utilized during the “2012 Halloween Enforcement Program,” in an effort to remove impaired and intoxicated motorists from the roadways of Colorado.