Facing drunk driving charges in Colorado is a little easier than facing similar charges in other states, but that might be changing soon. Currently, Colorado is one of four states that doesn't have felony penalties for drunk driving charges. While past bills to provide harsher penalties for drunk driving have failed, lawmakers think that might change this year.
Prosecutors say that lack of harsh penalties for repeat offenders makes it difficult to stop a deadly or violent crash. In some jurisdictions, up to eight third-offense DUI offenders face new charges each week. In 2013, there were 133 deaths attributed to drunk driving accidents.