Fremont County DUI Task Force focuses on impaired driving enforcement over Labor Day weekend

(Fremont County, WY) – The Fremont County DUI Task Force will conduct impaired driving enforcement operations over the Labor Day weekend.

The DUI Task Force would like to remind county residents and visitors, as well, to be responsible and never drive impaired.

“Fremont County law enforcement will be out on Labor Day weekend to stop impaired driving and we need your help,” said Chief Eric Murphy of the Riverton Police Department. “Never get behind the wheel when you’re impaired and if you see someone is about to drive drunk, take the keys.”

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The Fremont County DUI Task Force includes the Wyoming Highway Patrol, Fremont County Sheriff’s Office, and the Lander, Riverton, Shoshoni, and BIA Wind River police departments.

According to the Wyoming Department of Transportation, Fremont County has had 20 alcohol-related crashes through July, and tragically, 5 people have died as a result of these alcohol-related crashes in Fremont County.

“The Fremont County DUI Task Force is looking for impaired drivers, and the task force will respond immediately to any reports of impaired driving. Never drive drunk or high and always make a plan that includes a safe ride home or a designated driver,” said Murphy. 

The Fremont County DUI Task Force recommends these safe alternatives to drinking and driving:

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  • Remember that it is never OK to drink and drive. Even if you have had only one alcoholic beverage, designate a sober driver or plan to use public transportation, taxi or a ride sharing service to get home safely.
  • If you see a drunk driver on the road, contact Fremont County law enforcement immediately or dial 911.
  • Have a friend who is about to drink and drive? Take the keys away and plan to get your friend home safely.
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