Larimer County Sheriff's Office running DUI checkpoints on Sept. 15

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The Larimer County Sheriff’s Office will be conducting Driving under the Influence (DUI) checkpoints this Saturday, September 15. The time and location of checkpoints are not released in advance.

The checkpoints are part of the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) Checkpoint Colorado and Heat is On campaign.

The goals of the checkpoints are to decrease the number of impaired drivers on Colorado roadways, educate the public regarding the dangers of drinking and driving and to prevent alcohol related traffic fatalities.

According to CDOT, DUI arrests were up six percent this summer with almost 2,800 arrests for the period between Memorial Day and Labor Day.

On average a DUI can cost more than $10,270 dollars in court fees, insurance premiums, alcohol education classes, the loss of your license and in some cases an ignition interlock that has to be installed in your car.