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Sunday, April 26, 2009

DUI Arrest Stats Staaggering

Let's see, we are labeled the drunkest city, and we have the lowest funding treatment in the nation.....hmmm.
The Denver Post

Each year, roughly 10,000 drunken drivers are busted in Colorado for driving drunk again — and during a recent three-year span, more than 5,000 drunken drivers had at least three prior DUI arrests.

Colorado's criminal justice system touches about 31,000 drunken drivers a year, a Denver Post examination of state records found. But the system fails to ensure that those drivers stay off the road after drinking. In fact, one in three arrested for drinking and driving have at least one prior DUI, The Post found.

"This is out of control, and I don't know if the general public knows this," said Carolyn DeVries of Denver, one of 17 members of a statewide DUI task force set up to look at ways to attack a problem that has vexed lawmakers, cops, prosecutors and judges for years and that, potentially, places every motorist at risk.


Anonymous said...

Unfortunately, these committees and task forces are ignored. Until a busload of attorneys gets killed, then something might happen.

Anonymous said...

Lets throw in a busload or two of cops and judges and other experts on the subect of dui. Its obvious the laws have been written to raise revenue and create work for criminal justice.(a true drunk is sick, not a criminal)Give him treatment.
I think it appropriate to address the problems created by, Mandatory Parole,(which is double jeopardy), the problems of community corrections rules and there idiotic approach to re-entry of inmates into society.djw

Nevada DUI Attorney said...

In other countries they treat drunk driving properly. The person is treated, because no sane person gets behind the wheel drunk. Only if you've exhausted all other measure do you start punishing the person. In america they want that private jail dollar, that court dollar, that police dollar. They nickel and dime the public to death and take away freedoms.

Anonymous said...

Why is it that attorneys and judges who are caught drunk-driving don't receive the same penalties? Why don't they have to take court-mandated classes?

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Anonymous said...

This is a great thing that Colorado has started. It will definitely help to bring peace and give justice to the people.
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