A DUI Mobile Command Unit is in Sweetwater County to help local authorities crack down on impaired driving.
Within the center, officers have the ability to conduct breathalyzers, Drug Recognition Expert evaluations, obtain blood draws, as well as Field Sobriety Maneuvers. Officers can quickly complete their investigation with all of the equipment centralized at the command center, allowing them to quickly return to patrolling the streets.
The Mobile Command Center arrived in Rock Springs on Thursday for use by the Sweetwater County DUI Task Force during the Sweetwater County Fair. It is currently parked at Fire Station #3 on Elk Street for ease of use by the task force, which is comprised of RSPD Officers, Deputies from the Sweetwater County Sheriff’s Office, and the Wyoming Highway Patrol.
The Mobile Command Center has been used in Wyoming since 2014 after it was purchased using grants from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and the Governor’s Council Against Impaired Driving. It is kept by the Cheyenne Police Department.
Along with DUI investigative tools, the center is equipped with lights and cameras that can be raised to light fatal accidents of other crime scenes.