(Fremont County, WY) – This Super Bowl LVI weekend, Feb. 11-13, the Fremont County DUI Task Force will carry out impaired driving enforcement operations across the county.
Before Super Bowl weekend, the DUI Task Force wants to remind fans everywhere that Fans Don’t Let Fans Drive Drunk.
“We want everyone in Fremont County to enjoy the Super Bowl, but we also want responsible drivers on our roads,” said Chief Scott Peters of the Lander Police Department. “If you are going to a Super Bowl event or party, make a game plan ahead of time for a designated driver. If you’re hosting a party, take care of your designated drivers, and remind everyone that Fans Don’t Let Fans Drive Drunk.”
The Fremont County DUI Task Force includes Wyoming Highway Patrol, Fremont County Sheriff’s Office, and the Lander, Riverton, Shoshoni, and BIA Wind River police departments.
In 2021, according to the Wyoming Department of Transportation, Fremont County had 784 traffic crashes. There were 56 alcohol-related crashes in 2021, and 8 people died in Fremont County alcohol-related crashes.
“You can expect all of the officers, deputies and troopers who make up the Fremont County DUI Task Force to be diligently patrolling for impaired drivers and to take immediate action when responding to any REDDI reports.
Do the right thing, don’t drink and drive, or you’ll be stopped and arrested,” said Chief Peters.
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’ve 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.