If you regularly drive in Weld County or around Northern Colorado, you may think that rural roadways insulate you from DUI enforcement. That is not the case, though. On the contrary, both state and local law enforcement agencies regularly look for intoxicated drivers in both urban and isolated areas. Eventually, you may find yourself sitting beside the road with flashing lights in your rearview mirror.
While many drunk driving arrests involve only one vehicle, DUI checkpoints are legal in the Centennial State, provided that they are fair and not too intrusive. The Colorado Department of Transportation has a sobriety checkpoint manual to guide enforcement agencies in the legal administration of sobriety checkpoints. Here are some highlights: