July 4th yields 11 DUI arrests

Jul 16, 2017 From staff reports

Fremont County police arrested 11 drunken drivers as part of a multi-agency "Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over" enforcement operation during the July 4 holiday weekend.

Altogether, the five-day operation resulted in 613 traffic stops, 177 speeding tickets, 130 other tickets and 298 warnings.

During the operation, Fremont County law enforcement also looked to reinforce the importance of wearing seat belts and to enforce the state's zero-tolerance stance toward impaired driving.

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, and the Wind River Police Department.

Other partners include Injury Prevention Resources and the Wyoming Department of Transportation.

Fremont County law enforcement agencies have completed 10 multi-agency traffic safety operations since 2016, and another two are planned for the remainder of 2017.

The next operation will be during the "National Crackdown" for impaired driving Aug. 16 - Sept. 4.

Additional funding for the impaired driving and seat belt campaigns is made possible through a federal grant secured by WYDOT's Highway Safety Office.

According to the WHP, as of July 11 there have been 70 fatalities on Wyoming roads, compared to 46 at the same time last year.

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