Local law enforcement are cracking down on impaired drivers in 2020. As a part of this county-wide, multi-agency effort targeting drunk drivers, Campbell County law officers arrested six impaired drivers over the holiday weekend, according to a March 25 release from the Wyoming Department of Transportation (WYDOT).
In Campbell County, 253 vehicles were stopped, 131 warnings were given for traffic violations and 27 speeding citations were issued last weekend, per the release, with no fatal crashes reported.
The purpose of the ramped up operations this year is to reduce fatal crashes in Campbell County by enforcing impaired driving and seatbelt laws, Laura Dalles, public involvement specialist for WYDOT District 4, said. Dalles reiterated the aim of local law enforcement agencies is to enforce a zero-tolerance stance on impaired driving and seatbelt use.
The St. Patrick’s operation was the third of six planned operations, per the release. Up next, Campbell County residents can expect a focus on Click it or Ticket seatbelt enforcement in May.
Wyoming Highway Patrol is also stepping up by urging Wyoming’s drivers to help keep the roadways safe by calling the Report Every Drunk Driver Immediately (REDDI) hotline number at 1 (800) 442-9090 to report suspected drunk drivers. Callers will be asked to provide a description of the vehicle, its location and direction of travel.
For more information on enhanced enforcement efforts, contact Dalles at firstname.lastname@example.org or (307) 674-2356.