*(Fremont County, Wyo.)* - Every law enforcement agency in Fremont County will be working overtime this weekend with a specific goal: Zero DUI’s and Zero Deaths for our community. Injury Prevention Resources
#ipr wants our
community to know that Fremont County law enforcement officers will be
looking for drivers under the influence of alcohol or drugs, or not wearing
seat belts, May 27th to May 30th. The agencies will be working together as
part of a county-wide, multi-agency *Seat Belt and DUI Enforcement
*Fremont County statistics in 2015 tell the story of why law enforcement is
working to save lives:*
- In 2015 Fremont County suffered 17 motor vehicle deaths, 70% of those
deaths involved alcohol, drugs or both. Not one of the 17 Fremont County
vehicular fatalities in 2015 were wearing seat belts.
- In Fremont County the fatality rate on our roads is four times the
- Motor vehicle crashes were the second-leading cause of accidental
deaths in Fremont County in 2015. The number 1 contributing factor was
alcohol, drugs or both.
- Fremont County’s 40 accidental deaths was the highest it had been
*The good news: Law enforcement efforts are working! More People are being
- As of this release there have been 20 traffic deaths in Wyoming in
2016, compared to 48 this time last year.
- For the first quarter of 2016, Fremont County reported 151 traffic
crashes, one person killed and 25 injured. Motorists who show signs of
alcohol and/or drug consumption will be evaluated, and appropriate
enforcement action will be taken.
Along with the 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
Partners in the Zero Deaths, Zero DUIs campaign include Injury Prevention
Resources, Lamar Advertising and Wyoming Department of Transportation.
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