The DUI “Wind River Project” received an award as part of Service Week to the Community last week in Pavillion. The award was given unanimously by the student body of Wind River High School. Pictured in the photographs are the award, the award ceremony and, accepting the award, Cody Beers of WYDOT and Arnie Zertuche, Fremont County Sheriff’s Office and School Resource Officer and WRHS student representatives.
The Wind River Project involves law enforcement officers from the Fremont County Sheriff’s Office, Lander Police Department, Riverton Police Department, Shoshoni Police Department, Wind River Police Department and Wyoming Highway Patrol. The project conducts DUI saturation patrols each month.
When the project began this past December, Sheriffs Deputy Arnie Zertuche said the project has a single focus. “This joint effort is aimed at battling Wyoming’s deadliest crime, drunk driving. Our goal is zero arrests for DUI,” Zertuche said. “Fremont County law enforcement officers want all families and friends to be safe on our highways, streets and roads. Drunk driving is not worth the risk. Not only do you risk killing yourself or someone else, but the trauma and financial costs of a crash or an arrest for drunk driving can be significant,” said Zertuche. “Remember to stay safe and always have a designated driver. Remember to drive sober, or get pulled over.”