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Police Arrest 10 for Impaired Driving

Released on Thursday, May 9, 2019
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On Saturday evening, May 4, 2019, Fort Collins Police, in conjunction with the Northern Colorado Traffic Safety Task Force, hosted a DUI Sobriety Checkpoint. Members of Fort Collins Police Services, Colorado State Patrol, Larimer County Sheriff’s Office, Loveland Police Department, Colorado State University Police Department, Mothers Against Drunk Driving, and UC Health participated in the event.

The DUI Sobriety Checkpoint was in operation from 9:49pm Saturday May 4 until 2:30am on May 5. During this time, 1,231 vehicles were contacted, resulting in 10 arrests for Driving Under the Influence (DUI) and Driving While Ability Impaired (DWAI).

"Proactive operations like this serve a number of important functions," said FCPS Chief Jeff Swoboda. "Not only do they remove dangerous drivers from the road and prevent potentially deadly crashes, these events also give officers a chance to provide responsible drivers with information about roadway safety."

All charges are simply an accusation by law enforcement officers, and any arrested party must be presumed innocent until proven guilty in court.