Fremont County law enforcement officers arrested 8 drunk drivers between Feb. 1-3 as part of a county-wide, multi-agency DUI enforcement operation this Super Bowl weekend.
During the 3-day operation, county law enforcement officers made 215 traffic stops, and issued 32 speeding citations, 1 seatbelt citation, 1 child restraint citation, 43 other citations, issued 172 warnings and arrested 33 people on other violations. No traffic fatalities were reported over Super Bowl weekend in Fremont County.
The Super Bowl weekend operation is the second of at least 6 planned coordinated law enforcement operations in Fremont County during 2019. The next coordinated operation is scheduled for the St. Patrick’s Day weekend (March 15-17).
The purpose of the operations is to reduce fatal crashes in Fremont County through enforcement of impaired driving and seatbelt laws. Focused enforcement efforts will be surrounded by a media campaign that will stress law enforcement’s zero-tolerance stance on impaired driving and commitment to seatbelt enforcement.
Agencies staffing the Fremont County operation include the Wyoming Highway Patrol, Lander Police Department, Fremont County Sheriff’s Office, Riverton Police Department, Shoshoni Police Department, Wyoming State Park Rangers and Wind River Police Department.
Partners in the campaign include Injury Prevention Resources and Wyoming Department of Transportation.
Along with this enhanced enforcement effort, the Wyoming Highway Patrol is urging drivers to help keep Wyoming’s roadways safe by calling the Report Every Drunk Driver Immediately (REDDI) hotline number at 1-800-442-9090 to report suspected drunk drivers. Callers should be prepared to provide the dispatcher with a description of the vehicle, its location, and direction of travel.