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On May 9, 2014, Fort Collins Police, in conjunction with the Larimer County DUI Taskforce, will host a multi-agency DUI Sobriety Checkpoint in Fort Collins. Sobriety Checkpoints are utilized in an effort to reduce the incidents of intoxicated and impaired motorists being involved in collisions. The checkpoints are also a law enforcement tool to apprehend the impaired motorists before they injure others and destroy property.
This event is sponsored by the Colorado Department of Transportation, Mothers Against Drunk Driving, Colorado State Patrol, Poudre Valley Ambulance Services, Colorado State University Police Department, Larimer County Sheriff’s Office, Loveland Police Department, Estes Park Police Department and Fort Collins Police Services.
In addition to removing impaired motorists, the checkpoint is aimed at increasing awareness of driving impaired and the consequences for those who do. Over 10,000 people were killed by impaired motorists in 2012 and another 250,000 were injured. Of the 900,000 people arrested each year for DUI/ DWAI, one-third are repeat offenders. Property Damage is also estimated to cost $37 billion per year by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s.
Remember: DRIVE SOBER OR GET PULLED OVER!
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