Drive Safe for Football Weekend

Jan 29, 2020 | Regional News

Torrington, Wyo. January 29, 2020 (RELEASE from WYDOT) — For football fans, it’s that time of the year and Goshen County law enforcement will be out in force as part of an impaired driving enforcement operation.

Beginning Friday, Jan 31 and continuing through game day, Sunday, Feb. 2, additional troopers, officers and deputies will be on patrol and will have zero tolerance for those driving drunk or impaired. Fans don’t let fans drive drunk.
If your game day celebration involves alcohol, plan for a ride home with a sober driver. If you’re hosting a party, take care of the designated drivers.
“There will be plenty of parties on Sunday and alcohol will no doubt be a part of game day. We need fans and partygoers to plan for a safe ride home if they plan to drink alcohol.” said Sheriff Kory Fleenor of the Goshen County Sheriff’s Office. “You should never put yourself, or anyone, at risk because you made the choice to drink and drive.”
In short, don’t drive if you’ve been drinking. And remember, walking home drunk or impaired can also be dangerous, so have a sober friend to walk with you. If you are a designated driver, make sure you and your passengers are wearing seat belts, it’s the law.
If you’re hosting a party, have plenty of snacks and non-alcoholic beverages for your guests and designated drivers. They are doing everyone a favor by keeping drunk drivers off the roads. Ask your guests to designate their sober drivers in advance.
Goshen County law enforcement always recommends these safe alternatives to drinking and driving:
•         It is never okay to drink and drive. Even if you’ve had only one alcoholic beverage, designate a sober driver or plan to use public transportation, taxi or a ride sharing to get home safely.
•         If you see a drunk driver on the road, contact Goshen County law enforcement or dial 9-1-1.
•         Have a friend who is about to drink and drive? Take the keys away and make arrangements to get your friend home safely.