COLORADO – All across Colorado, state troopers will be on the lookout for dangerous driving behaviors during the 4th of July weekend- and they will have zero tolerance to anyone found driving intoxicated.
“Independence Day weekend is a wonderful opportunity for friends, family, and communities to get together and celebrate what makes this nation so amazing” says Colonel Scott Hernandez, Chief of the Colorado State Patrol. “Unfortunately, every year it turns tragic as people make the selfish decision to drive impaired and hurt themselves or someone else. Our goal is to stop the tragedies from happening and hold accountable those individuals that are a danger to our great way of life.”
Additional troopers will be on duty beginning Friday night and into early Tuesday morning. Their purpose will be to focus on finding impaired and aggressive drivers and stopping them before the worst happens. Regardless of what is used- be it alcohol, marijuana, or another intoxicating substance- the result is the same: driving under the influence.
Motorists are reminded that with celebrations comes a lot of foot traffic. Both drivers and pedestrians should take extra precautions to be aware of their surroundings and be as safe as possible.