Fremont County law enforcement officers make nearly 500 traffic stops over July 4 weekend and arrests 11 impaired drivers

As part of a county-wide, multi-agency Impaired Driving Enforcement Operation this past July 4 weekend, Fremont County law enforcement officers stopped 496 vehicles and arrested 11 impaired drivers.

During the four-day operation, the focus was on impaired drivers, but area law enforcement also issued 148 speeding citations, 15 safety belt citations and issued 288 warnings. There were no fatal crashes reported in Fremont County over the holiday.

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Fremont County law enforcement agencies are working together as part of a county-wide, multi-agency, traffic enforcement effort for 2019. The July 4 weekend operation was the fifth of at least six planned operations in Fremont County for the year. The next operation is scheduled for the Labor Day weekend.

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 enforcements zero-tolerance stance on impaired driving and commitment to seatbelt enforcement.

Law enforcement agencies include Fremont County Sheriff’s Office, Bureau of Indian Affairs Police, Riverton Police Department, Lander Police Department, Shoshoni Police Department, Wyoming State Parks and the Wyoming Highway Patrol.

Partners in the campaign include Injury Prevention Resources and the 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.

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