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Highway patrol to crack down on DUI cases over holiday
Dec 27, 2012 - From staff reports
The Wyoming Highway Patrol plans to place more troopers on the state's roadways during "saturation patrols" on New Year's Eve.
The extra patrols are carried out by officers assigned solely to look for drivers under the influence of alcohol or drugs.
A patrol statement notes that some troopers also plan to participate in multi-jurisdictional programs in their areas, assisting other law enforcement agencies in an attempt to make the holiday period safer for drivers and pedestrians.
Funding for this impaired driving campaign for the extra troopers is made possible by a Federal grant secured by the Wyoming Department of Transportation Highway Safety Office.
The Wyoming Highway Patrol also urges motorists to help keep roads safe by calling the REDDI ("Report Every Drunk Driver Immediately") hotline number to report a suspected drunk driver.
That number is 1-800-442-9090. Callers should be prepared to provide the patrol dispatcher with a description of the vehicle, its location and direction of travel.