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Bounty system for reporting DUI suspects


The Alliance Against Intoxicated Motorists (AAIM) in Chicago announced that it would pay a $100 bounty to persons who reported suspected drunk drivers.  Since the program started in 1990, the AAIM has paid $486,600.  They provide zero information on their website as to how many of these people were actually convicted.  This large hole in their information is most concerning.  Of the 4866 people arrested, one must wonder if innocent behavior was reported as alleged drunk driving because of the $100 bounty system.

In Colorado, the State Patrol has a system in place where you can call them on your cell phone by dialing *CSP to report aggressive or possible drunk driving but without the financial incentive to do so.

If you have been contacted by law enforcement in Denver and charged with a DUI or other criminal offense, please contact an attorney to discuss your rights.