Wyo4News Staff, [email protected]
ROCK SPRINGS, WYOMING (September 15, 2020) — As part of a county-wide, multi-agency Impaired Driving Enforcement effort over the Labor Day weekend, Sweetwater County law enforcement stopped 135 vehicles, issued 2 citations for seatbelt violations, and arrested 3 impaired drivers.
While the focus was on Impaired Driving, law enforcement also issued 52 speeding citations and issued 79 warnings for traffic violations.
There were no fatal crashes reported in Sweetwater county during the operation.
Sweetwater County law enforcement agencies are conducting county-wide, multi-agency, traffic enforcement efforts.
The Labor Day weekend operation was the last of six planned operations for 2020, and next up will be New Year’s Impaired Driving Enforcement.
The purpose of the operations is to reduce fatal crashes in Sweetwater County through the enforcement of impaired driving and seatbelt laws.
Focused enforcement efforts will be surrounded by a media campaign that will stress law enforcement’s zero-tolerance stance on impaired driving and commitment to seatbelt enforcement.
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 the direction of travel.