Drivers warned not to push their luck on St. Patrick’s Day
Federal, State and Local law enforcement to conduct saturation patrols
March 16, 2017
Craig — Law enforcement will be out this St. Patrick's Day holiday looking for drivers operating their vehicles while under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs.
Five fatal crashes and 48 other crashes related to impaired driving were investigated in 2016 by Colorado State Patrol Troop 4B, said Sargent Scott Elliott.
The enforcement area for Troop 4B includes Rio Blanco, Moffat, Routt, Jackson, and Grand counties with the number of state and national crashes higher.
"It's St. Patrick's Day, a holiday known for parties and a Friday night," Elliott said.
Saturation patrols will operate in conjunction with the numerous holiday events planned in the Craig, Steamboat Springs, and Winter Park areas during the St. Patrick's Day holiday.
Through the support of a special grant local law enforcement will be working overtime.
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"Enjoy St. Patrick's Day, but if you're drinking, have a designated driver or take a taxi or wobble your way home, whatever the case may be," said Craig Police Chief Walt Vanatta.
To report a suspected impaired driver please dial CSP (277) from you cellular phone.
Follow Troop 4B troopers this St. Patrick's Day on Twitter @ CSP_Craig.