Cops will crack down on Halloween DUI |

Cops will crack down on Halloween DUI

Daily Staff Report
Vail, CO Colorado

EAGLE COUNTY ” People planning on going out and drinking sometime in the next couple weeks should find a sober driver, police said.

The Eagle County Sheriff’s Office and Vail police will join more than 60 other Colorado police departments that plan to increase the number of officers on the roads around Halloween, authorities said.

Around five more Eagle County sheriff’s deputies than normal will be looking for drunken drivers every night for the next two weeks, said Kim Andree, spokeswoman for the Eagle County sheriff’s office.

Around six more Vail police officers than usual will patrol from Wednesday to Monday, said Detective Sgt. Craig Bettis.

The extra officers will look only for drunken drivers, police said. During last year’s Halloween crackdown, 562 arrests of drunken drivers were made in Colorado.

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Drunken drivers often face jail time, loss of their driver’s licenses and expenses that can exceed $10,000.

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