Law enforcement to team up for Pioneer Days traffic


Each year, the Pioneer Days celebration is one of the busiest travel weekends in southwest Wyoming. Uinta County law enforcement is ready, according to a press release, and will be out in force targeting drunk drivers, speeders and enforcing seat belt laws.

From Wednesday, July 24 through Sunday, July 28, the Wyoming Highway Patrol, Evanston Police Department and the Uinta County Sheriff’s Office will team up for a multi-agency traffic enforcement operation. Celebrations will be held throughout Uinta County for Pioneer Days, and area law enforcement will be there to promote safe driving habits.

“It’s been a deadly year on Wyoming’s highways, and we are committed to reversing this trend through increased enforcement, but we need your help,” said Lt. Matt Arnell of the Wyoming Highway Patrol. “Please buckle up, watch your speed and never drive impaired.”

“Have a plan to get home safely and use a designated driver, because there is no excuse for driving impaired,” added Uinta County Sheriff Doug Matthews.

Evanston Police Chief Jon Kirby said, “Put down the cellphone, buckle up, watch your speed and never drive drunk.”

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 (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.

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