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Law enforcement: zero tolerance for impaired driving around Friday’s ‘Border War’

(Brendan LaChance, Oil City)

CASPER, Wyo. — The University of Wyoming Cowboys and Colorado State University Rams will face off in the annual “Border War” at 7:30 pm Friday, Nov. 22 at War Memorial Stadium in Laramie.

This will be the 111th meeting between the two football programs.

“Game day Friday will be busy with fans traveling from Colorado to Laramie on U.S. Highway 287 and Interstates 25 and 80,” the Wyoming Highway Patrol said in a Monday announcement. “On November 22, law enforcement from across Wyoming and Colorado will be out in force and teaming up as part of a multi-state, multi-agency impaired driving enforcement operation.”

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“Coordinated Enforcement efforts will take place in Albany and Laramie County, Wyoming, as well as Larimer and Weld County, Colorado, before, during, and after the game.”

Agencies involved include:

  • Wyoming Highway Patrol
  • Laramie Police Department
  • Albany County Sheriff’s Office
  • University of Wyoming Police Department
  • Laramie County Sheriff’s Office
  • Cheyenne Police Department
  • Wyoming State Parks
  • Larimer County Sheriff’s Office
  • Weld County Sheriff’s Office
  • Fort Collins Police Department
  • Loveland Police Department
  • CSU Police Department, Estes Park Police Department
  • Colorado State Patrol

“One-third of Wyoming’s fatalities, this year are directly related to impaired driving,” said Colonel Kebin Haller of the Wyoming Highway Patrol. “Make the right decision and designate a sober driver or use a ride-share.”

People are asked to report drunk drivers to the “Report Every Drunk Driver Immediately (REDDI) hotline number” at 1-800-442-9090.

“Callers should be prepared to provide the dispatcher with a description of the vehicle, its location, and the direction of travel,” the release adds.

There have been 136 fatalities on Wyoming roads so far in 2019, compared with 105 over the same period in 2018.