DUI saturation patrol scheduled for July 4 in Fremont County

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Fremont County law enforcement officers will be out in force July 4 conducting a county-wide saturation patrol focused at removing drunk drivers from county roadways.

Officers from Fremont County Sheriff’s Office, Lander Police Department, Riverton Police Department, Shoshoni Police Department, Wind River Police Department and Wyoming Highway Patrol are scheduled to participate in the DUI saturation patrol.

Named the Wind River Project, the DUI saturation patrols are scheduled as an effort by Fremont County law enforcement officers.

“This joint effort is aimed at battling Wyoming’s deadliest crime, drunk driving. Our goal is zero arrests for DUI,” according to Fremont County Sheriff’s Deputy Arnie Zertuche. “Fremont County law enforcement officers want all families and friends to be safe on our highways, streets and roads.

“Drunk driving is not worth the risk. Not only do you risk killing yourself or someone else, but the trauma and financial costs of a crash or an arrest for drunk driving can be significant,” Zertuche continued. “Remember to stay safe and always have a designated driver. Remember to drive sober, or get pulled over.”

Zertuche encouraged all county residents to enjoy the July 4 holiday, and he also encouraged drivers to make good choices before driving.

"Be sure to enjoy the celebration, but if you're going to drink, please don't drive," Zertuche said.