A Very Good Wyoming Labor Day for the Highway Patrol
Wyoming State Troopers were busy over the Labor Day holiday weekend throughout the state. From September 3rd through September 5th, Troopers conducted 1,693 traffic stops. From those stops, six impaired drivers were arrested.
During the three day weekend, 73 total crashes were investigated with none of them being fatal. 15 of the 73 crashes involved injury and 58 of the 73 involved property damage only. 191 motorists received assistance by Troopers over the weekend as well.
Troopers were primarily focused on identifying impaired drivers and other violations that impact highway safety such as nonuse of child and occupant restraints, speeding and other moving violations.
The Highway Patrol partnered with law enforcement nationwide over the weekend to increase highway safety and to reduce fatalities during the "August Crackdown on Impaired Driving" national campaign. Through the use of federal grant money, WHP Troopers were working overtime through the weekend as part of the national safety campaign.
During the Labor Day weekend in 2015, Wyoming saw 122 crashes that resulted in 3 fatalities and 45 injuries.
Dispatchers with the Wyoming Highway Patrol Dispatch Center also stayed very busy as they dispatched 2,955 events and fielded thousands of phone calls over the 2016 extended holiday weekend.