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Natrona County sees 12 DWUI arrests over July 4th weekend

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CASPER, Wyo. —  The Wyoming Department of Transportation says that 12 people were arrested for Driving While Under the Influence, during an enforcement effort over the 4th of July weekend.

WYDOT released numbers on Friday showing that Natrona County law enforcement stopped 271 vehicles, issued 14 citations for seat belt violations, as well as arresting 12 impaired drivers. 

“While the focus was on Impaired Driving, law enforcement also issued 58 speeding citations and issued 102 warnings for traffic violations,” said the WYDOT statement. “There were no fatal crashes reported in Natrona County during the operation.”

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Natrona County law enforcement agencies are conducting a county-wide, multi-agency, traffic enforcement effort in 2020. The July Fourth weekend operation was the fifth of six planned operations, and next up will be over Labor Day weekend.

“The purpose of the operations is to reduce fatal crashes in Natrona County through the enforcement of impaired driving and seatbelt laws,” WYDOT says.  “Focused enforcement efforts will be surrounded by a media campaign that will stress law enforcement’s 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, also known as “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.