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Wyoming law enforcement arrest 5 impaired drivers during Border War Operation 2023

(Wyoming Highway Patrol)

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — Law enforcement agencies in Laramie and Albany counties made 175 traffic stops, arrested five impaired drivers and made three arrests for controlled substances during the Border War Impaired Driving Enforcement Operation on Friday, Nov. 3.

Since 2015, law enforcement in Wyoming and Colorado have teamed up as part of a multi-state impaired driving enforcement operation. For the 115th Border War game, traffic enforcement was concentrated on U.S. Highway 287, Interstate 25 and Interstate 80, to and from the game that was played in Laramie this year, a news release states.

Wyoming law enforcement in Laramie and Albany counties also issued 39 speeding citations, four seatbelt citations, 16 other citations and 144 warnings.

Weather was not a factor in southeastern Wyoming during the operation. There were no fatal crashes reported during the operation, the release states.

Agencies involved in Wyoming include the Wyoming Highway Patrol, Laramie Police Department, Albany County Sheriff’s Office, University of Wyoming Police Department, Laramie County Sheriff’s Office and Cheyenne Police Department.

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 hotline number at 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 the direction of travel.

There have been 124 fatalities on Wyoming roads in 2023 compared to 119 a year ago, according to the Wyoming Highway Patrol.