Law Enforcement stopped 156 vehicles during New Years

Jan 9, 2020 | Regional News

Torrington, Wyo. (RELEASE from WHP) January 7, 2020 — As part of a county-wide, multi-agency Impaired Driving Enforcement Operation over the New Year’s Holiday, Goshen County law enforcement stopped 156 vehicles and arrested an impaired driver.

During the six-day operation, the focus was on impaired drivers, but area law enforcement also issued 28 speeding citations, 10 safety belt citations and issued 96 warnings. There were no fatal crashes reported in Goshen County over the holiday.

Goshen County law enforcement agencies are wrapping up a county-wide, multi-agency, traffic enforcement effort for 2019 that will continue again in 2020. The New Year’s Holiday operation was the last operation in Goshen County for 2019. Operation for 2020 will start with the Superbowl.

The purpose of the operations is to reduce fatal crashes in Goshen County through the 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.