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Sheriff's Office unveils DUI 'Heat is On' enforcement car

 

Last updated 4/27/2021 at 1:46pm | View PDF

Last week the El Paso County Sheriff's Office Traffic Enforcement Unit unveiled a newly wrapped DUI enforcement patrol car sporting "The Heat Is On" theme.

The vehicle was made possible through community partnerships and donations, particularly from Watts Upfitting, Pikes Peak Community College, Colorado State Patrol, DriveSmart Colorado (now known as the Pikes Peak Traffic Safety Coalition), MADD, Colorado Department of Transportation, and partners in the Pikes Peak Regional DUI Task Force.

EPSO reports that DUI fatalities climbed during the pandemic. On average, more than one-third of crash fatalities are related to impaired drivers.

This vehicle is designed to serve as a visual reminder of efforts during real-time enforcement, as well as providing a presence at community events.

 

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