Last fall's decision by the city of Colorado Springs to eliminate DUI checkpoints was criticized by many people, including the organization Mothers Against Drunk Driving.
A number of people in Teller County are facing a variety of criminal charges, according to an online report from the Courier View.
Miles away from Colorado Springs in Mesa County, a businessman said he has now received a written apology from the Colorado State Patrol after being arrested in summer and taken to court on false accusations.
A 28-year-old Colorado Springs dispatcher for the police department is the center of a controversy that has erupted as to whether the department failed to properly handle internal investigations into her three alcohol related arrests, including one that resulted in a 2005 DUI conviction.
Police officers in Colorado Springs and other cities across the state have arrested more than 700 drivers for DUI in the past couple of weeks as part of the annual Labor Day drunk driving crackdown.