RIVERTON, Wyo. (PRESS RELEASE) – As a part of a county-wide, multi-agency impaired driving enforcement operation over the Labor Day weekend, the Fremont County DUI Activity Power made 858 visitors stops, arrested 20 impaired drivers, and made 14 managed substance arrests.
Whereas the main target was on impaired driving, the Activity Power additionally issued 62 citations for no seatbelt, 22 citations for the dearth of kid security restraints, 151 citations for dashing, 130 citations for different offenses, and made 37 different arrests. The Activity Power additionally issued 475 warnings throughout the 4-day operation.
By the tip of August 2021, there have been 7 deadly crashes (8 fatalities) in Fremont County, and 5 of the 7 deadly crashes have concerned alcohol use. Moreover, 3 of the 7 deadly crashes concerned a scarcity of seatbelt use. By August, there have been 41 alcohol-related crashes in Fremont County throughout 2021.
The Fremont County DUI Activity Power is the Wyoming Freeway Patrol, Fremont County Sheriff’s Workplace and the Lander, Riverton, Shoshoni, and Wind River police departments.
The aim of the Fremont County DUI Activity Power is to scale back deadly crashes by way of the enforcement of impaired driving and seatbelt legal guidelines. These enforcement efforts had been supported by a media marketing campaign that careworn regulation enforcement’s zero-tolerance stance on impaired driving and dedication to seatbelt enforcement.
The Fremont County DUI Activity Power recommends protected options to ingesting and driving:
· Do not forget that it’s by no means OK to drink and drive. Even in case you’ve had just one alcoholic beverage, designate a sober driver or plan to make use of public transportation, taxi or a trip sharing service to get residence safely.
· In the event you see a drunk driver on the street, contact Fremont County regulation enforcement or dial 911.
· Have a pal who’s about to drink and drive? Take the keys away and plan to get your pal residence safely.
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