Photos: Ten Colorado counties with the drunkest drunk drivers

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Big photos below.
Yesterday, we posted about the ten Colorado counties with the most DUIs in 2012, using statistics from the NoDUIColorado.org website. But in addition to bust numbers, the site determines the average blood alcohol content of arrestees in each county. That allows us to figure out which county's drunk drivers are the drunkest -- and the worst is at well over double the .08 BAC standard for intoxication. Terrifying. The list includes some outlying, sparsely populated places, but the top spot is taken by one of the metro area's largest. Count them down below.

Number 10-9 (tie): Adams County

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Average blood alcohol content: 1.62.
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Number 10-9 (tie): Pueblo County

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Average blood alcohol content: 1.62.
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Continue to keep counting down the ten Colorado counties with the drunkest drunk drivers.

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DonkeyHotay
DonkeyHotay topcommenter

Nice story save, Michael!

Note the strong correlation with the counties that also have the most Conservative Repuglykkkans ...

Terin Blake
Terin Blake

A need for more cabs and later-running busses to the 'burbs.

Øbserve Gnarly
Øbserve Gnarly

ive never had a DUI btw... i just dont like big government and cops..

Øbserve Gnarly
Øbserve Gnarly

but they wont do this, because as you can see by the charts, DUI's are a big money maker for the state...

Bobby Brinkhaus
Bobby Brinkhaus

This state manufactures drink drivers. .02 BAC is ridiculously low. OOPS had 1 beer with dinner, don't even have a buzz? You're a drunk driver!

Øbserve Gnarly
Øbserve Gnarly

or a "if your drunk free ride home safe" system like they have a CU and CSU...

Øbserve Gnarly
Øbserve Gnarly

or made cabs cheaper, or made it so 10pm to 8am is free parking downtown...

Øbserve Gnarly
Øbserve Gnarly

im not saying drinking and drive is good, it might be fun, but not good... all im saying if you live in the outside of denver (parker, arvada, ect..) you have to take a $40+ cab ride there and back, or if you drive and take a cab back you get a $75 ticket for parking overnight, and you cant take the bus cus RTD sucks dick and doesnt have 24 hour system in place, so in the long run if you go out 100+ times and drink and drive its cheaper then a $10,000 DUI... im just saying we could make these numbers go down if we had intelligent people running out city and just had a 24 hour bus system...

Dawn Lopez
Dawn Lopez

No care for other human life, ignorance

Øbserve Gnarly
Øbserve Gnarly

westword is owned by a company that has numerous different pressings in different citys, they are the viacom of "city culture mags". i dont take anything they post serious really...

Corey Donahue
Corey Donahue

You are right Ross but the WASTEWORD is a huge propaganda establishment for that same justice system.

Ross Brasher
Ross Brasher

Well, they'll also take you to jail for trying to sleep it off in your car. All cops are pieces of shit, and the justice system is broken and corrupt.

Øbserve Gnarly
Øbserve Gnarly

people drive drunk because you cant park over night downtown, cabs at 2 in the morning are almost impossible to find, and RTD doesnt run buses that late... thats why people drink and drive...

DonkeyHotay
DonkeyHotay topcommenter

@BackOffImStarving ... TIED! with lowly Gilpin ... share the glory, sucker.


DonkeyHotay
DonkeyHotay topcommenter

@Øbserve Gnarly ... so who's forcing you to drink and drive?

DonkeyHotay
DonkeyHotay topcommenter

@Bobby Brinkhaus ... so take a BUS! ... you irresponsible drunkard.

DonkeyHotay
DonkeyHotay topcommenter

@Øbserve Gnarly ... tell us again who's forcing you to drink and drive?

fognl7
fognl7

@Øbserve Gnarly  

1) Drink in a bar closer to your home.  I know for a fact there are bars in Arvada and Parker.

2) Split the cost of a cab with someone.  There are free services that arrange cab sharing for people living near each other.

3) The bars around here close by 2pm.  Even if the buses are not running that late, you can still take one out there.

I hope you didn't have to drive anywhere after that post.  Pointing out the lack of intelligent people running the city by driving drunk to save money...doesn't come off the way you might think. 

BackOffImStarving
BackOffImStarving topcommenter

@Øbserve Gnarly You could get a REALLY nice bottle of bourbon for that money.

DonkeyHotay
DonkeyHotay topcommenter

@Øbserve Gnarly   Ouch! ... strong words Ø' Gnarly, WW should make this an upcoming Comment of the Day.


fognl7
fognl7

@Øbserve Gnarly  

If you know you can't leave your car overnight, why bring it in the first place?  

DonkeyHotay
DonkeyHotay topcommenter

@Øbserve Gnarly "people drive drunk because ..."

... they're irresponsible lowlife drunkards who recklessly place other people in harm's way.

DonkeyHotay
DonkeyHotay topcommenter

@BackOffImStarving ... or just annex Gilpin. They're so small and feeble that Jeffco handles all their law enforcement and criminal prosecutions anyway.

Gilpin + Jeffco = undisputed DUI champions!

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