Fremont County DUI Task Force to focus on impaired driving enforcement during July 4th weekend

The Fremont County DUI Task Force will conduct impaired driving enforcement operations over the July 4th weekend.

Before the long holiday weekend, the DUI Task Force would like to remind county residents and visitors, as well, to be responsible and never drive impaired.

“Come visit beautiful Fremont County for the holiday weekend, but know that our officers, deputies and troopers are always patrolling for drunk and high drivers,” said Undersheriff Mike Hutchison of the Fremont County Sheriff’s Office. “Fremont County law enforcement is working hard to end the senseless tragedy of drunk driving in our county. Do your part and never drive drunk.”

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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 (WYDOT), through April 2022 Fremont County has had 13 alcohol-related crashes, and tragically, 5 people have died as a result of these alcohol-related crashes in Fremont County.

“Expect to see the Fremont County DUI Task Force looking for impaired drivers, and we 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 Undersheriff Hutchison. 

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

  • 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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