Wyoming Law Enforcement arrest three impaired drivers during the Border War Operation 2021
CHEYENNE, Wyo. (PRESS RELEASE) - In Laramie and Albany counties, law enforcement agencies made 224 traffic stops, arrested three impaired drivers, and made two arrests for controlled substances during the Border War Impaired Driving Enforcement Operation on Saturday, November 6.
Since 2015, law enforcement in Wyoming and Colorado have teamed up as part of a multi-state impaired driving enforcement operation. For the 113th Border War game, traffic enforcement was concentrated on U.S. Hwy 287, Interstate 25, and Interstate 80, to and from the game that was played in Laramie this year.
Wyoming law enforcement in Laramie and Albany counties also issued 59 speeding citations, four seatbelt citations, 38 other citations, 167 warnings, and arrested 19 people for other violations.
The weather was not a factor in southeastern Wyoming during the operation. There were no fatal crashes reported during the 14-hour operation.
Agencies involved in Wyoming include the Wyoming Highway Patrol, Laramie Police Department, Albany County Sheriff’s Office, University of Wyoming Police Department, Laramie County Sheriff’s Office, and the Cheyenne Police Department.
Agencies involved in Colorado include the Larimer County Sheriff’s Office, Weld County Sheriff’s Office, Fort Collins Police Department, Loveland Police Department, CSU Police Department, Estes Park Police Department, and the Colorado State Patrol.
Along with this enhanced enforcement effort, the Wyoming Highway Patrol urges 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 101 fatalities on Wyoming roads in 2021 compared to 118 a year ago.
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