WYOMING – When fans leave Jonah Field at War Memorial Stadium this Saturday they can expect to see plenty of law enforcement on the highways headed home.
Law enforcement agencies in three states will be joining forces this weekend as part of an impaired driving enforcement operation in conjunction with the University of Wyoming and Boise State University football game on Saturday, Sept. 29.
The Wyoming Highway Patrol, Idaho State Police, and Utah Highway Patrol will be out in force, particularly on Interstates 80 and 84—the main route between Boise and Laramie.
“Our troopers will be out on the highways this weekend keeping the traveling public safe,” said Col. Kebin Haller of the Wyoming Highway Patrol. “You can expect zero tolerance for drunk and impaired drivers.”
The Wyoming Cowboys host Boise State Broncos in Laramie on Saturday, Sept. 29, at 5pm. Coordinated enforcement efforts will take place from Friday, Sept. 28, through Sunday, Sept. 30.
As part of the operation, Col. Haller and Col. Kedrick Wills of the Idaho State Police created a public service announcement video featuring both men with the same message: Don’t drink and drive. The video will be posted to WYDOT and WHP social media pages this week.
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.
According to the Wyoming Highway Patrol, there have been 81 fatalities on Wyoming roads in 2018 compared to 109 at this point last year.
In anticipation of the upcoming game on September 29, 2018 between the Boise State Broncos and the Wyoming Cowboys, Colonel Kedrick R. Wills, Director of the Idaho State Police, and Colonel Kebin Haller, Administrator of the Wyoming Highway Patrol, would like to remind you to be on the winning team by designating a sober driver.
Posted by Wyoming Highway Patrol on Monday, September 24, 2018
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