As a result of an enhanced traffic safety operation over the weekend, the Casper Police Department made contact with dozens of drivers to improve the safety of our roadways.
As a result of those contacts, CPD gave thirty-seven traffic related warnings, issued seventeen citations and made one arrest.
Over the course of six hours on the evening of May 9th, 2020, the Casper Police Department issued seventeen traffic citations for various offenses including speeding, careless driving, no proof of insurance and improper registration. Officers in total made contact with over sixty vehicles for traffic violations during this time. One individual was arrested for driving 108 miles per hour on East Second Street in a 40 mile per hour zone.
Later that evening and into the early morning hours of Sunday, May 10th, three additional arrests were made for individuals driving under the influence. One arrest was a result of a car accident where the driver attempted to leave the scene in plain view of an officer. Thankfully, no one was seriously injured.
“We are so proud of the way our community has sacrificed through this difficult and unprecedented time,” said Casper Police Chief Keith McPheeters. “We understand that the people of Casper are excited to begin reintegrating back into normal life; however, that does not allow for lack of responsibility when it comes to safe driving. The safety of our roadways is the responsibility of every single person in our City. The Casper Police Department remains committed to doing our part to keep our streets safe.”
To report a suspected impaired driver or careless driving, please call the Casper Police Department at 307-235-8278.
If you have been drinking and need a safe ride home, the Natrona County Safe Ride program is a free service available to anyone living in Casper and most of Natrona County. Schedule your ride by calling 307-266-7233.
The Casper Police Department is dedicated to the protection and safety of our community through the highest standards of professionalism in police services.