Colorado's First Responders Episode 5
Premiered December 9, 2015
In this month’s episode of Colorado’s First Responders, we tackle the issue of drunk driving and get the perspective of the first responders whom deal with this on a daily basis.
With the holiday season upon us, more people attend parties with alcohol and then face the decision of whether or not to drive afterward. Being pulled over for drinking and driving can not only effect the person being arrested, but also their family, friends and all the first responders met along the way.
Then we had a talk with a paramedic from South Metro that has seen a lot in his 20 years on the job.
▶ With the help of the Arapahoe County Sheriff’s Office, we had two of our producers go through a staged holiday party with alcohol involved, and had the deputies put us through a wet lab test to see how their blood alcohol level goes up after a few drinks. Find out whether or not they would be arrested if they drove home.
▶ Finally, DUI’s can have a lasting effect on those who have been arrested. We spoke with Mark Mayberry, the DUI defense attorney at the Bendinelli Law Firm about what the end result often is, and it is often a costly one.