A new multi-jurisdictional DUI Team will debut in Fremont County on Friday evening.
The Fremont County DUI Team is staffed by officers, deputies and troopers of the Wyoming Highway Patrol, Fremont County Sheriff’s Office and the police departments of Riverton, Shoshoni and Lander. The team is funded by a WYDOT Highway Safety Behavioral Grant and is intended to focus high visibility enforcement on areas in Fremont County that are impacted by impaired drivers and impaired driving crashes.
The Fremont County DUI Team will complement efforts of the Fremont County DUI Task Force and will be staffed by law enforcement well trained in impaired driving detection and apprehension. The team will use data to direct enforcement efforts to reduce the incidence of impaired driving in Fremont County.
The team is operating under a historic memorandum of understanding between agencies that allows for countywide enforcement.
The team is led by Chief Scott Peters of the Lander Police Department. “We take impaired driving seriously in Fremont County and with the formation of this new team we will be able to direct focused resources on areas where we know we have problems with impaired driving. Because of the MOU, you can expect to see officers from other cities in Fremont County, working countywide with the Wyoming Highway Patrol and the Fremont County Sheriff’s Office.”
The Fremont County DUI Team plans to have two to three impaired driving enforcement events a month throughout Fremont County.