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Law Enforcement ramp up the D.U.I. campaign for the holidays

Law Enforcement ramp up DUI campaign for the holidays. Alexandra Farkas, PIO. Cheyenne, Police...
Law Enforcement ramp up DUI campaign for the holidays. Alexandra Farkas, PIO. Cheyenne, Police Dept.(Valeria Fugate)
Published: Dec. 28, 2021 at 5:44 PM CST
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CHEYENNE, Wyo. (Wyoming News Now) - This New Year’s weekend, the Cheyenne Police Department is working on a high-visibility campaign to help keep drivers safe.

“New Year’s is falling on a Friday this year. We know that there is going to be a lot of partying and celebration. With that, the goal of this campaign is just to keep our citizens as safe as possible as they are ringing the new year,” said Alexandra Farkas, Public Information Officer, Cheyenne Police Department.

From Dec. 31st through Jan. 3rd, law enforcement will get drunk drivers off the roads.

They will be increasing patrols, using D.U.I. command vehicles, and stepping up the enforcement of seatbelt, child restraint and speed limit laws.

Cheyenne Police Department suggests celebrating with a plan. Designate a sober driver, use taxi or ride-share apps, and stop family members or loved ones from getting behind a wheel if they have been drinking.

“We’ve all been through a difficult year. If this can be preventable if you can plan ahead, you know it’s probably too just great to be mindful of those little things that can make a difference,’ said Farkas.

Folks can also call in impaired drivers by calling the dispatch center and filing a R.E.D.D.I. (Report Every Drunk Driver Immediately) report or calling 9-1-1.

If you are caught drinking and driving, you could face jail time, lose your driver’s license and vehicle. Or pay attorney’s fees, fines, higher insurance rates, and lost wages.

If you see a drunk driver on the roads you can call the Cheyenne Police Department dispatch at 307-637-6525.

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