It was a Busy Labor Day for the Highway Patrol
The Wyoming Highway Patrol issued this press release today outlining the Labor Day highway traffic statistics.
"Wyoming State Troopers were busy over the Labor Day holiday weekend throughout the state. From 6:00 p.m. on Friday, August 29th, until midnight on Monday, September 1st, troopers conducted 1100 traffic stops. From those stops, 17 impaired drivers were arrested, eight warrant arrests were made, two drug seizures were discovered and three miscellaneous arrests occurred.
Two arrests were made from the 46 impaired driving reports (REDDI Reports) that were called in by motorists to the Patrol through the weekend. 63 total crashes were investigated with one fatal crash and nine other crashes involving injury. 99 motorists received assistance by troopers over the weekend as well.
As the campaign over the weekend was "Buzzed Driving is Drunk Driving", troopers were primarily focused on identifying impaired drivers. Other violations that impact highway safety were also targeted such as nonuse of child and occupant restraints, speeding and other moving violations.
Public Safety Announcements were utilized before and during the weekend to get the word out about the consequences and tragedies associated with impaired driving. Lieutenant Colonel Shannon Ratliff felt that the campaign was successful through the efforts of all Wyoming law enforcement and the public working together to keep our highways safe over the Labor Day weekend."