(Wyoming) In February, Wyoming Highway Patrol put together a report of the department’s accomplishments in 2016. The report card includes not only achievements for troopers, but dispatchers and port of entry officers as well.
Here’s a breakdown of some of the stats:
- 24939 calls for service
- 213268 dispatch calls taken
- 107 dispatch calls for Safe2Tell
- 1,364,365 trucks inspected at ports of entry
- 42,436 citations for speeding
- 1336 commercial vehicles found unsafe to operate
- 5343 citations for not wearing a seatbelt
- 972 dui arrests
- 1704 felony drug arrests
On Wyoming roads last year, there were 112 fatalities, down from previous years. Out of those 112:
- 30% involved drunk or impaired driving
- 49% were not wearing a seat belt
There were 6629 vehicle crashes investigated in total.
“I believe that a significant contributing factor [in reduced crash fatalities] is due to the hard work and concentrated effort of our Troopers, Dispatchers and POE Officers all working together towards a safer Wyoming,” said Wyoming Highway Patrol Colonel Kebin Haller.