STATEWIDE — Later this week Coloradans will be giving thanks while enjoying the company of friends and family over a home-cooked meal –- often accompanied by beer, wine or cocktails. While many are enjoying their meals, the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT), Colorado State Patrol (CSP) and local law enforcement agencies across the state will be working hard to heighten DUI enforcement as part of their continued efforts to protect users of Colorado roadways from dangerous impaired drivers. Increased enforcement begins today and continue through Monday, Dec. 1 as part of CDOT’s ongoing The Heat Is On campaign.
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A list of the “Top 10 ” alcohol vendors attributed to DUI arrests is compiled every month. This “Top 10” list is then used to work with those vendors to reduce the DUI’s connected to their establishments by the arrestees.
The investigation determined the driver, Jessica Maria Sambrano, age 30 of Coachella was driving eastbound Fred Waring Dr., approaching the intersection of Deep Canyon Rd. While driving she looked at her cell phone and struck the center median. The vehicle came to rest on Deep Canyon Rd., north of Fred Waring Dr. The driver was not injured during the traffic collision, and it was determined intoxication may have been a factor in this collision. Sambrano was booked into the Riverside County jail in Indio for driving under the influence.
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Michael W. Ward with DWI – The checkpoint began shortly after 10:00 pm and concluded at approximately 2:30 a.m. on Saturday morning. A total of 1347 cars were checked; the following arrests were made and tickets were issued for violations:
11 – Driving While Intoxicated arrests
2 – Outstanding Warrant arrests
19 – Tickets for Driving While License Revoked or Suspended
1 – 2nd Degree Assault on a Law Enforcement Officer arrest
1 – Ticket for Possession of Drug Paraphernalia -
Knuth, a friend/neighbor of Lee admitted that the two were together the night of collision and had been drinking beer at a local bar. Sometime during the night Knuth and Lee became separated after getting into a verbal argument. Knuth told investigators that he didn’t remember much about the evening but did remember hitting something while driving home but thought it was a guardrail or post.