There were 46 DUI arrests in Colorado Springs during five days over the Halloween weekend, according to the Colorado Department of Transportation.
The report, released Wednesday, highlighted efforts by the State Patrol and local law enforcement agencies during the “Heat is On” Halloween crackdown in which 564 drivers were arrested statewide for DUI offenses.
Denver topped the list with 72 arrests and Colorado Springs ranked second, according to CDOT’s report.
The five days, beginning at 6 p.m. Oct. 26 and running through the early morning hours of Nov. 1, rounded out an October in which there were 43 deaths on Colorado roads, including 12 that were alcohol or drug related. Three of the deaths from crashes involving impaired drivers came during the Halloween crackdown, CDOT said.
October deaths from alcohol and drug related crashes have decreased for the most part over the last four years, however. In 2011, 10 people died in crashes involving an impaired driver as compared to 17 in 2010 and 26 in 2009.
The next “Heat is On” crackdown will take place from Nov. 20 to 26 during the Thanksgiving week.