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This Fourth of July, Fremont County Law Enforcement is here to Remind You: Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over

Fremont County Law Enforcement is working hard to keep our community safe every day. The decisions drivers make before getting behind the wheel affect law enforcement officers’ work, especially decisions to drive drunk. In 2015, 10,265 people were killed in drunk-driving-related crashes. To put that into perspective, that’s one person killed every 51 minutes. It’s also the equivalent of 20 jumbo jets crashing, with no survivors.

This Fourth of July, Fremont County Law Enforcement will be out in full force, stopping drunk drivers and targeting those who put lives in danger. As you prepare to drive home from the festivities, keep in mind that even one drink can be one too many. This Fourth of July and every day, remember: Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over.

The Fremont County Law Enforcement recommends these safe alternatives to drinking and driving.

  • Plan a safe way home before the fun begins.
  • Designate a sober driver or call for a ride, taxi or rideshare.
  • Download Drive Sober Wyoming mobile app
  • If you see a drunk driver on the road, contact Law Enforcement.
  • If you know people who are about to drive or ride after drinking, take their keys and help them make other arrangements to get to where they are going safely.
  • Download NHTSA’s SaferRide mobile app available on Google Play for Android devices and Apple’s iTunes Store for IOS devices. SaferRide allows users to call a taxi or a predetermined friend, and identifies the user’s location so he or she can be picked up.

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 (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 of travel.

As of this release there have been 62 traffic deaths in Wyoming in 2017, compared to 40 this time last year.

For more information about the Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over campaign, visit www.trafficsafetymarketing.gov.