SHERIDAN, WY— As part of a county-wide, multi-agency, impaired driving enforcement operation this past Labor Day weekend, Sheridan County law enforcement stopped 162 vehicles and arrested one drunk driver.
During the four-day operation, the focus was on impaired driving, but area law enforcement also issued 42 speeding citations, 4 seat belt citations, 25 other citations and issued 63 warnings. There were no fatal crashes reported in Sheridan County over the holiday.
Sheridan County law enforcement agencies are working together as part of a county-wide, multi-agency traffic enforcement effort for 2019. The Labor Day weekend operation was the third of four planned operations in Sheridan County for the year. The next operation is scheduled for the holiday season and New Year’s celebrations in Sheridan county.
The purpose of the operation is to reduce fatal crashes in Sheridan County through enforcement of impaired driving and seatbelt laws. Focused enforcement efforts will be surrounded by a media campaign that will stress law enforcements 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 direction of travel.