New Year's holiday passes with zero traffic fatalities

The Wyoming Highway Patrol did not investigate a single fatal crash through the extended New Year's holiday weekend Dec. 31st through January 3rd. There were three crashes involving four fatalities during this same time period last year. One of the three crashes was alcohol related. The rest were related to inclement weather and speed. WHP Colonel Kebin Haller credited the lack of fatalities to "personal responsibility with motorists making good decisions before getting behind the wheel and the increase in law enforcement working late and extended hours providing an additional presence to identify those who chose not to." Impaired driving incidents were up to 20 during the weekend, which is up from 13 in 2014. WHP investigated eight crashes involving injury during the four day weekend. Two of those eight involved a possible impaired driver. 40 crashes involving property damage only were also investigated during the extended holiday. After dispatching over 189,500 events and fielding an infinite number of phone calls in 2015, the sixth event handled by WHP Dispatch in 2016 was a DUI arrest in Sublette County. #buckrail #county10 #reboot #oilcity #springcity #county17 #oilcity #shortgo #news