ILLINOIS MAN HIT AND KILLED ON I-70
Glenwood Springs—A man was hit and killed by an SUV late last night a mile west of Glenwood Springs while trying to alert oncoming cars that he had just hit an elk. According to information from the Colorado State Patrol, 68 year old Donald Salisbury of Streator, Illinois, was driving with his family when he hit the elk around 10:30 last night. Troopers say Salisbury’s vehicle was blocking the left lane near a curve when he got out to notify approaching vehicles about the accident. Salisbury was hit by and older model Chevy SUV and died at the scene.
LABOR DAY DUI ENFORCEMENT BEGINS TONIGHT
Glenwood Springs—Labor Day may be more than two weeks away, but that’s not stopping over 80 Colorado law enforcement agencies from getting an early jump on a holiday DUI crackdown. DUI enforcement for the last official holiday of the summer begins tonight and continues through Tuesday, September 6th. Locally, only three agencies will be participating for the next two weeks. Increased patrols are in the works for the Garfield County Sheriff’s Office and the Rifle Police Department while the Pitkin County Sheriff’s Office will conduct saturation patrols for drunk or stoned drivers. Last year, the statewide Labor Day crackdown led to 1,030 DUI arrests. C-DOT says 47 people were killed in alcohol-related auto accidents during August and September of 2015.