DUI

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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Been smoking and driving?

DENVER – Roadside marijuana tests are likely to become as normal as hand-held Breathalyzers that analyze a driver’s blood-alcohol content. Several companies across the nation are working on the...

DATE: June 11, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Felony DUI signed into law

DENVER – Gov. John Hickenlooper on Monday signed a felony drunken-driving measure after frustration mounted from years of previously failed attempts. The legislation allows for a felony charge in...

DATE: June 4, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Felony DUI signed into state law

DENVER - Gov. John Hickenlooper on Monday signed a felony drunken-driving measure after frustration mounted from years of previously failed attempts. The legislation allows for a felony charge in...

DATE: June 3, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Felony DUI off to the governor

DENVER – After years of failed attempts, on Wednesday Colorado lawmakers finally passed a measure that would create a felony crime for repeat drunken-driving offenders. The bill passed on the last...

DATE: May 7, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News