Seat belt focus continues through today |

Seat belt focus continues through today

DENVER – Law enforcement agencies participating in statewide DUI and seat belt enforcement campaigns have preliminary results from Memorial Day weekend, including 629 DUI arrests and 4,405 seat belt tickets, the Colorado Department of Transportation announced this week. The DUI arrests came from the Colorado State Patrol (CSP) and 39 police and sheriff’s departments during an enforcement period that started at 6 p.m. on Friday, May 26, and ended at 3a.m. on Tuesday, May 30. CSP made 48 percent (304 DUI arrests) of the campaign’s arrests statewide. The Denver Police Department made 56 DUI arrests. The agencies in the counties listed below accounted for 41 percent of the holiday weekend DUI arrests reported so far.Colorado’s Click It or Ticket campaign started on May 22 and continues through today. The CSP and 22 police and sheriff’s offices have reported 4,405 seat belt tickets so far. The CSP and 100 law enforcement officials are participating in the stepped up seat belt enforcement effort. Ninety percent (3,978) of the tickets issued have been for the adult seat belt law. The additional 427 tickets were issued for child passenger safety law violations, including child safety seats, booster seats and juvenile seat belts.

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