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Be a saint, be the designated driver

SUMMIT COUNTY – The state’s cooperative drunken driving enforcement continues Wednesday, with patrols across Colorado looking for St. Patrick’s Day bingers.

The Heat Is On! campaign will have close to 700 officers on roads throughout the state, including Summit County. The increased enforcement period, which will include extra patrol officers and sobriety checkpoints, began at

6 p.m. Friday and continues through 3 a.m. March 18.

Administrators of the campaign, which includes staff from the Colorado State Patrol, the Colorado Department of Transportation and the federal Law Enforcement Assistance Fund, urge revelers to use sober designated drivers or alternate transportation such as buses and taxis.

Last year, Colorado officers made 461 DUI arrests during the St. Patrick’s Day enforcement period.

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