‘Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over’ Campaign Netted Eleven Local DWUI arrests
(Riverton, Wyo.) – As part of the county-wide, multi-agency Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over enforcement operation this past holiday weekend, Fremont County law enforcement arrested eleven (11) drunk drivers. During a longer than normal five-day operation, area law enforcement made 613 traffic stops, issued 177 speeding tickets, 130 other tickets and issued 298 warnings.
No fatal crashes occurred during the operation.
Fremont County law enforcement agencies have completed ten (10) multi-agency traffic safety operations since 2016, and another two (2) are planned for the remainder of the 2017. The next operation will be during the National Crackdown for impaired driving that runs from August 16th to September 4th .
The purpose of the 4th of July Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over enforcement operation is to educate drivers about the dangers of impaired driving and to back that up with dedicated DUI enforcement efforts. Fremont County law enforcement also looks to reinforce the importance of wearing seat belts and to enforce the state’s zero tolerance stance toward impaired driving.
Agencies staffing the Fremont County operation included the Wyoming Highway Patrol, Lander Police Department, Fremont County Sheriff’s Office, Riverton Police Department, Shoshoni Police Department, the Wind River Police Department and Wyoming State Parks Law Enforcement.
Partners in the Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over campaign include Injury Prevention Resources and Wyoming Department of Transportation. Additional funding for the impaired driving and seat belt campaigns is made possible through a federal grant secured by the Wyoming Department of Transportation’s Highway Safety Office.
According to the Wyoming Highway Patrol, there have been 70 fatalities on Wyoming roads to date as compared to 46 this time last year.