Blotter, April 16, 2017

State Patrol to crack down on drug-impaired drivers

The Colorado State Patrol said it will be seeking drug-impaired drivers this week as thousands of people are expected to come to Colorado for the week of April 20, known as 420, to use marijuana. An estimated 80,000 are expected to visit Denver, the CSP said.

Since 2015, the CSP has issued more than 1,500 marijuana-related tickets to impaired drivers.

“There is a misconception that using marijuana does not increase crash risk, when in fact, its usage impacts virtually every skill needed to drive safely,” the CSP said in a press release.


According to the Mesa County Sheriff’s Office:

■ Deputies responded to an attempted burglary in the 2800 block of Monroe Avenue on April 3.

■ Deputies responded to the 800 block of 24 Road on a report of a sexual assault on April 7.

■ Deputies responded to the 500 block of South Broadway on a report of a burglary in progress on Wednesday. People attempted to remove items valued at $24.

■ Deputies responded to the 2900 block of Orchard Avenue on Wednesday on a report of a child falling from a window.


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