DENVER
03/18/2010 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Colorado Springs Dispatchers Suspended For Watching Christmas Movies During Shift

The Colorado State Patrol suspended three staff members as part of an internal investigation into the delayed dispatch of troopers to a report of a disabled car on Interstate 25 near Fountain, minutes before a fatal accident.

At least one dispatcher was distracted by "watching a Christmas movie," Col. James Wolfinbarger, chief of the Colorado State Patrol, told reporters at a news conference Monday, according to the Colorado Springs Gazette.

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