CASPER, Wyo – Natrona County law enforcement stopped 240 vehicles and arrested 4 impaired drivers; as part of a county-wide, multi-agency Impaired Driving Enforcement Operation over Super Bowl weekend.
“While the focus was on impaired drivers, law enforcement also issued 19 speeding citations and issued 64 warnings for traffic violations. There were no fatal crashes reported,” a Wyoming Department of Transportation statement said this week.
According to WYDOT, The Super Bowl operation was the first of six county-wide, multi-agency, traffic enforcement efforts in 2020.
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The next planned operation will be St. Patrick’s Day Impaired Driving Enforcement on Tuesday, March 17.
“The purpose of the operations is to reduce fatal crashes in Natrona County through the enforcement of impaired driving and seatbelt laws,” WYDOT officials say. “Focused enforcement efforts will be surrounded by a media campaign that will stress law enforcements zero-tolerance stance on impaired driving and commitment to seat belt enforcement.”
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 (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 direction of travel.