Colorado DUI Laws
Because of the high potential for injury and death resulting from drinking and driving, Colorado DUI laws call for strong penalties for violations. DUI laws outline specifics of driving under the influence of alcohol and illegal or prescription drugs, and the penalties for first and subsequent violations. Many people may feel that they’re capable of driving safely after a drink or two, but it is never completely safe to drive after drinking, smoking marijuana or taking prescription drugs.
As in all states, Colorado DUI laws prohibit driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs and outline the consequences. DUI and DWI have the same meaning and effect in many states. But in Colorado, there is a difference between DUI and DWAI. DUI is driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs. DWAI stands for driving while ability impaired.