1,300+ arrested for DUI in Colorado during extended Labor Day crackdown

DENVER - More than 1,300 people across the state of Colorado were arrested for driving under the influence during a 19-day period that included Labor Day weekend.

The Colorado Department of Transportation’s and Colorado State Patrol reported that 1,342 people were arrested between Aug. 16 and Sept. 3. Nine people died in alcohol-related traffic crashes, officials said.

"The Labor Day crackdown is one of the annual enforcement periods where we see significant increases in impaired driving arrests," said Darrell Lingk, Director of the Office of Transportation Safety at CDOT.

More than 100 law enforcement agencies across the state were involved in the crackdown. The most arrests were handled by the Denver and Aurora Police Departments. Denver police arrested 157 people. Aurora police arrested 141 people.