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Independence Day impaired driving operation in Natrona to begin Thursday

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CASPER, Wyo. — Over Independence Day weekend, law enforcement in Natrona County will “be out in force as part of an impaired driving enforcement operation,” according to the Wyoming Department of Transportation.

The operation will begin Thursday, July 2 and go through Sunday.

“Additional officers, deputies and troopers will be on duty,” the WYDOT release adds. “Natrona County law enforcement is dedicated to protecting lives, and you will see increased enforcement on the roads and zero tolerance for those who drive impaired.”

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During the impaired driving enforcement operation in 2019, WYDOT says there were two alcohol involved crashes, one of which resulted in injury.

“If you drink, do not drive for any reason,” Natrona County Sheriff’s Office Sergeant Sean Ellis reminded people in the release. “Law Enforcement Personnel are going to be actively searching for impaired drivers.”

“If you see an impaired driver on the road, contact Natrona County Law Enforcement. Your actions could help save someone’s life. Always wear your seat belt. It’s your best defense against impaired drivers.”

Natrona Law enforcement say that people who have only one alcoholic beverage should designate a sober driver, use public transportation, a taxi or use ride sharing rather than getting behind the wheel.

The release adds the following tips for people:

  • 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.