Halloween Heat is On

Glenwood Springs—The thought of getting a DUI on Halloween weekend should be very frightening.  If you drink and drive in Colorado between tonight and November 1st, there’s a good chance your next costume will be a jail-issued jump suit.  113 law enforcement agencies across the state will turn up the heat looking for drivers that are drunk or stoned. Locally, eight agencies will be involved  in Halloween enforcement.  The Colorado State Patrol, Eagle County Sheriff’s Office and the Basalt Police Department will conduct saturation patrols.  Increased patrols are in the works for the sheriff’s offices of Garfield and Pitkin County along with the police departments of Glenwood Springs, Aspen, Rifle and Silt. According to the National Highway Traffic Administration, of all the traffic deaths on Halloween between 2011 and 2015, 45 percent were due to a drunk driver.  Also, during that four-year span, 23 percent of all pedestrian fatalities involved a drunk driver.