Four New Years’ holiday week drunk drivers caught, arrested; Special enforcement to continue

    As part of a county-wide, multi-agency DUI enforcement operation this past New Year’s weekend, Fremont County law enforcement officers arrested 4 drunk drivers between Dec. 28 and Jan. 1.

    During the 4-day operation, area law enforcement made 279 traffic stops, and issued 42 speeding citations, 3 seatbelt citations, 2 child restraint citations, 47 other citations, issued 234 warnings and arrested 31 people on other violations. No traffic fatalities were reported over the long holiday weekend in Fremont County.

    Fremont County law enforcement agencies are working together again as part of a county-wide, multi-agency, traffic enforcement operation that has been in operation since 2016. The New Year’s holiday weekend operation is the first of at least 6 planned operations in Fremont County for the year. The next operation is scheduled for Super Bowl weekend.


    The purpose of the operations is to reduce fatal crashes in Fremont County through enforcement of impaired driving and seatbelt laws. Focused enforcement efforts will be surrounded by a media campaign that will stress law enforcement’s zero-tolerance stance on impaired driving and commitment to seatbelt enforcement.

    Agencies staffing the Fremont County operation include the Wyoming Highway Patrol, Lander Police Department, Fremont County Sheriff’s Office, Riverton Police Department, Shoshoni Police Department, Wyoming State Park Rangers and Wind River Police Department.

    Partners in the campaign include Injury Prevention Resources and Wyoming Department of Transportation.

    Along with this enhanced enforcement effort, the Wyoming Highway Patrol is urging drivers to help keep Wyoming’s roadways safe by calling the Report Every Drunk Driver Immediately (REDDI) hotline number at 1-800-442-9090 to report suspected drunk drivers. Callers should be prepared to provide the dispatcher with a description of the vehicle, its location, and direction of travel.


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