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Wyo and Colo spread word about Border War enforcement effort with video

(Courtesy of the Wyoming Highway Patrol Facebook)

CASPER, Wyo. — With the November 22nd Border War football game scheduled for Friday Evening in Laramie, Wyoming Highway Patrol and Colorado State Patrol Troopers are underlining their team enforcement efforts in an online video.

The video, shared on the Wyoming Highway Patrol Facebook page underlines announcements made earlier this week that the two state agencies would be in cooperation with other agencies to enforce a zero-tolerance policy on motorists Driving While Under the Influence before, during, and after the game. 

Law enforcement from across Wyoming and Colorado will reportedly be out in force and teaming up as part of a multi-state, multi-agency impaired driving enforcement operation. Coordinated Enforcement efforts will take place in Albany and Laramie Counties in Wyoming; as well as Larimer and Weld Counties in Colorado.

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“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.”

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 the direction of travel. 

According to the Wyoming Highway Patrol, there have been 136 fatalities on Wyoming roads in 2019 compared to 105 a year ago.

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.