CASPER, Wyo. — Natrona County law enforcement says will be “out in force” as part of an impaired driving enforcement operation, for the Super Bowl weekend. This according to a statement sent by the Wyoming Department of Transportation.
Beginning Friday, January 31 and continuing through Sunday, February 2, additional troopers, officers, and deputies will be on patrol and officials say there will be “zero tolerance” for those driving drunk or impaired.
“If your game-day celebration involves alcohol, plan for a ride home with a sober driver,” a WYDOT statement said, Tuesday. “If you’re hosting the party, take care of the designated drivers. We want to remind everyone that Fans Don’t Let Fans Drive Drunk.”
“Everyone wants to have a good time for the big game, so we want our fans to plan safe rides home if they plan to party,” said Casper’s Police Chief Keith McPheeters. “Just one drink can impair your judgement. You should never put yourself, or others, at risk because you made the choice to drink and drive.”
WYDOT says if you don’t have a sober ride home, call a cab, use rideshare or public transportation.
Partygoers at a bar can ask bartenders and servers to call Natrona County Safe Ride.
If you are driving, make sure you and your passengers are wearing seat belts, it’s the law. Remember: walking drunk or impaired can also be dangerous, so have a sober friend to walk home with you.
“If you’re hosting a party, have plenty of snacks and non-alcoholic beverages for your guests and designated drivers. They are doing everyone a favor by keeping drunk drivers off the roads,” the WYDOT statement continued. “Ask your guests to designate their sober drivers in advance, or help them coordinate with other partygoers’ for cabs and rideshare.”
Natrona County law enforcement always recommends these safe alternatives to drinking and driving:
- It is never okay to drink and drive. Even if you’ve had only one alcoholic beverage, designate a sober driver or plan to use public transportation, taxi or a ride sharing to get home safely.
- Use Natrona County Safe Ride. Just ask your bartender or server or call (307) 266-7233.
- If you see a drunk driver on the road, contact Natrona County law enforcement or dial 9-1-1.
- Have a friend who is about to drink and drive? Take the keys away and make arrangements to get your friend home safely.