A late summer Fremont County multi-agency DUI enforcement operation led to 252 traffic stops and the arrests of seven drunk drivers.
In a three-day operation over the Labor Day Weekend, the focus was on impaired drivers. Fremont County law enforcement officers also issued 71 speeding tickets and 10 seat belt citations. In all, 57 other citations were issued, and 155 warnings were given.
“There was great work done over Labor Day weekend by Fremont County peace officers,” said Wyoming Department of Transportation public relations specialist Cody Beers of Riverton. “This team-oriented approach helps spread the message that driving impaired is not acceptable.”
Fremont County law enforcement agencies are working together, and the agencies are in the third year of a county-wide, multi-agency, traffic enforcement effort for 2018. The Labor Day operation was the last of six planned operations in Fremont County for the year.
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.
The enforcement operation is conducted by police departments in Riverton, Lander and Shoshoni, Fremont County Sheriff’s Office, Wind River Police Department, Wyoming State Parks, and the Wyoming Highway Patrol. Partners in the campaign include Injury Prevention Resources and WYDOT.
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.