The Pioneer Days Celebration 2018, was a busy and safe travel weekend across southwest Wyoming. Law Enforcement in Uinta County combined efforts targeting drunk drivers and enforcing seat belt laws.
From Thursday, July 19th through Monday, July 23rd, Uinta County law enforcement joined forces as part of a multi-agency Traffic Enforcement Operation, covering Uinta County Wyoming.
The agencies made 269 traffic stops, that yielded 10 safety belt citations, two child restraint citations, 130 speeding citations, 47 other citations and 86 warnings. There were four arrests for DUI, four felony drug arrests and two misdemeanor marijuana arrests. 37 pounds of marijuana and 2.5 grams of Methamphetamine were found during traffic contacts. Best of all no fatal crashes reported in the county during the event.
Agencies staffing the operation, included the Wyoming Highway Patrol, Evanston Police Department and Uinta County Sheriff’s Office.
Along with this enhanced enforcement effort, the Wyoming Highway Patrol is urging 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 direction of travel.
As of this release there have been 63 traffic deaths in Wyoming in 2018, compared to 91 this time last year.