The Douglas County Sheriff’s Office (DCSO) will be stepping up their efforts to apprehend intoxicated and impaired drivers. On Saturday, August 20, 2011 from 6:00 PM to 2:00 AM deputies and volunteers from the DCSO and Community Safety Volunteers will be assisted by representatives from M.A.D.D. and soldiers from Buckley Air Force Base, utilizing Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) grant funds, will be conducting a DUI checkpoint at a location in Douglas County on a roadway that has been identified as a problem area for accidents and high incidents of DUI arrests. DCSO will also have extra officers working throughout the weekend whose primary focus will be to apprehend intoxicated and impaired drivers in other areas of the county.
All deputies and officers want to remind drivers “Drunk Driving. Over the Limit. Under Arrest !”
The operation of the sobriety checkpoints will be conducted with the utmost respect for the safety of the participating officers and the motoring public. Priority shall be given to minimize the amount of time a motorist spends at the checkpoint to protect their constitutional rights.
The Colorado Department of Transportation grant funding is being used to assist law enforcement agencies in their efforts to enforce DUI laws within Colorado.