As part of a county-wide, multi-agency seat belt enforcement operation this past Memorial Day weekend, Natrona County law enforcement stopped 421 vehicles and issued 30 seat belt citations.
During the four-day operation, the focus was on seat belts, but area law enforcement also arrested 6 drunk drivers, issued 124 speeding citations, 90 other citations and issued 99 warnings. There were no fatal crashes report in Natrona County over the holiday.
Natrona County law enforcement agencies are working together in year three as part of a county-wide, multi-agency, traffic enforcement effort for 2019. The Memorial Day weekend operation was the fourth of at least six planned operations in Natrona County for the year. The next operation is scheduled for the 4th of July celebrations in Natrona county.
The purpose of the operations is to reduce fatal crashes in Natrona County through enforcement of impaired driving and seatbelt laws. Focused enforcement efforts will be surrounded by a media campaign that will stress law enforcements zero-tolerance stance on impaired driving and commitment to seatbelt enforcement.
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 the direction of travel.