DENVER
10/18/2009 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Ritter Plans To Cut Funding For DUI Enforcement

Gov. Bill Ritter, struggling to close a budget gap estimated at $318 million, plans to divert more than $1.3 million intended to fight drunken driving to help fill the shortfall.

The money, raised by a surcharge imposed on everyone convicted of an alcohol-related traffic offense in Colorado, has been used to pay overtime for cops working the "Heat Is On" crackdowns on long holiday weekends.

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