DUI

Four-time drunken driving offender gets jail for hit-and-run

A Durango man with three previous drunken driving offenses was sentenced Friday to two years in jail and 10 years of probation for running over two pedestrians while driving drunk. Cruz Baca, 39,...

DATE: Aug. 25, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango man charged with vehicular homicide in 17-year-old’s death

A 22-year-old Durango man has been charged with vehicular homicide after the car he was driving in June went off the road in Durango West II and hit a tree, killing a 17-year-old Durango woman....

DATE: Aug. 23, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Sturgis Motorcycle Rally impetus for DUI blitz

In response to the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally in South Dakota, the Colorado Department of Transportation and Colorado State Patrol will ramp up DUI enforcement until Aug. 14 to keep people safe from...

DATE: Aug. 6, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Utah man charged with DUI after crash along West Dolores River

The driver of a one-vehicle crash that sent five people to the hospital on July 4 has been charged with drunken driving and other offenses by the Colorado State Patrol. According to an accident...

DATE: July 7, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango man found guilty of hitting pedestrians while driving drunk

A Durango man was found guilty Friday of mowing down two pedestrians while driving drunk last year in downtown Durango. Cruz Baca, 39, showed little reaction to the guilty verdicts; his attorney...

DATE: June 20, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Kenneth Tozer III of Durango given probation for DUI, felony eluding

A Durango man who drove erratically, eluded police and surrendered after a brief standoff with a sheriff’s deputy was given two years probation Thursday in District Court. Kenneth Tozer III, 29,...

DATE: Feb. 17, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango Police make 11 DUI arrests during Snowdown weekend

Local law enforcement agencies followed suit with statewide efforts to ramp up DUI enforcement for the Super Bowl weekend, which just so happened to coincide with Snowdown. Across the state, the...

DATE: Feb. 14, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Erratic driver headed to behavioral health court

A Durango man who was driving wildly and fled from a sheriff’s deputy pleaded guilty Monday to drunken driving and vehicular eluding. Kenneth Tozer III, 28, is expected to be sentenced to...

DATE: Dec. 13, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

2 pedestrians recovering from hit-and-run

Two Durango residents were recovering Monday after being struck by a vehicle while crossing a road downtown. The hit-and-run crash occurred shortly after 2 a.m. near East Second Avenue and College...

DATE: Oct. 17, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Former Mancos marshal arrested again for driving violation

The former Mancos marshal who pleaded guilty earlier this year to drunken driving has been arrested again – this time for driving on a revoked license. John Cox, 55, was stopped last week while...

DATE: June 7, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Ex-Mancos marshal pleads guilty in drunken driving case

Former Mancos Marshal John Cox pleaded guilty Tuesday in La Plata County Court to his second drunken driving offense. Cox, 55, faces 10 days in jail or home-detention monitoring after signing a...

DATE: March 2, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

2 years of data on marijuana DUIs now available

Marijuana use has brought a “new era of impaired driving” to Colorado, but it’s too early to understand the impact. Beginning in January 2014, Colorado State Patrol began tracking marijuana-related...

DATE: Feb. 16, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News