Fremont County DUI Task Force to focus on impaired driving enforcement during New Year’s holiday weekend

The Fremont County DUI Task Force will conduct impaired driving enforcement operations over the New Year’s holiday.

Local law enforcement will be out in force looking for impaired drivers between Friday, Dec. 30, and Sunday, Jan. 1.

The DUI Task Force would like to remind county residents and visitors to follow all traffic laws and never drive impaired.

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“Fremont County law enforcement will be out in force this weekend, prioritizing stopping and arresting impaired drivers,” said Chief Scott Peters of the Lander Police Department. “Expect zero tolerance from officers, deputies and troopers working this operation. Drinking and driving destroys lives and families and has no place in Fremont County.”

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.

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

  • Order a ‘Safe Rides’ service on New Year’s Eve, by calling (307) 851-9800, and WRTA will pick you up on New Year’s Eve;
  • 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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