Weld County REDDI report leads to DUI arrest near Fort Lupton

Published on February 07, 2022

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A Report Every Drunk Driver Immediately call made last week led to the arrest of a Greeley man for driving while under the influence of alcohol.

Weld County Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to the REDDI report just after midnight last Monday when a resident called 911 to report a white Dodge Avenger was swerving while driving northbound on U.S. 85 near The North Station in Fort Lupton. Deputies responded to the area and located the vehicle near U.S. 85 and Colo. 66.

Deputies followed the vehicle for a short distance until it suddenly pulled over to the side of the highway without using a turn signal. Deputies activated their emergency lights and then walked up to speak with the driver.

The 23-year-old man told deputies he pulled over because he received a cellphone call from a friend. Deputies noticed an odor of alcohol while speaking with the driver.

When asked, the driver admitted to drinking that night. He was asked to perform voluntary roadside maneuvers, which he failed.

The driver elected to take a chemical test of his blood-alcohol content. He was issued a summons for driving under the influence of alcohol and failing to travel in a single lane before being released to a sober driver. The results of his chemical tests were still pending as of Monday.

“This call demonstrates the positive partnership we have with the Weld County community and how we take their calls seriously,” said Patrol Deputy Jon Collier. “The caller observed another motorist driving dangerously and did the right thing by reporting it, which I believe prevented a serious or deadly crash from occurring that night.”

Anyone who thinks another motorist is driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol is encouraged to report it by dialing *277 or calling 911. Give the dispatcher the exact location, including the road and direction of travel, a description of the vehicle, license plate and how the vehicle is being driven. Do not attempt to follow or pursue the vehicle.

Anyone with information regarding this or any other crime is asked to call the Weld County Sheriff’s Office at (970) 356-4015 or Northern Colorado Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477). Tips can also be submitted through the Crime Stoppers website at www.NoCoCrimeStoppers.com. Those submitting tips through Crime Stoppers that lead to the arrest and filing of charges on a suspect(s) may be eligible for a cash reward.