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Did you get pulled over by a trooper this weekend?

Published: April 28, 2014, 9:28 pm, by Lisa Walton

If you did, you’re not the only one.

Troopers in Colorado Springs reported that  17 DUI/DUID drivers were arrested and more than 400 traffic citations were given out. They also reported via Twitter that there were no fatal accidents in the Pikes Peak region. 

State troopers went on “saturated patrol” over the weekend. Patrols started 6 a.m. Friday morning and continued until midnight Sunday. Colorado state troopers dubbed the weekend initiative “Zero Fatalities, Zero Tolerance.”

Here’s what  7.5  pounds of traffic citations looks like: 

CSP Colorado Springs (CSP_CSprings) on Twitter.clipular (1)

 
If you didn’t get pulled over, but you were on the highway this weekend, there’s a good chance you saw someone else get pulled over. At the very least you probably saw the digital road signs that reiterated some of the basic rules of the road: wear you seat belt, don’t drive while high or drunk, use the left lane for passing, pull over for emergency vehicles, etc.

CSP Colorado Springs (CSP_CSprings) on Twitter.clipular (2)

Troopers also said that almost 40 people were cited after  a 3-hour operation on Highway 24 between Woodland Park and 31st Street, where residents had complained of speeding.  

Troopers’ efforts we well documented  via Facebook and Twitter.  What did you think of the stepped up patrols? 

 CSP Public Affairs (CSP_News) on Twitter.clipular