Wyoming, Idaho Law Enforcement Agencies Team for BSU Game
Law enforcement agencies from Idaho, Utah, and Wyoming will be working together this weekend to curb impaired driving as Laramie prepares to welcome the Boise State Broncos to War Memorial Stadium on Saturday, September 29.
Though the game doesn't start until 5 p.m. on Saturday, these coordinated efforts throughout the states will start taking place on Friday, September 28. The operation will have a heavy focus on Interstates 80 and 84, which serve as the main routes between Boise and Laramie.
Col. Kevin Haller of the Wyoming Highway Patrol said of the operation that "Our troopers will be out on the highways this weekend keeping the traveling public safe." Haller added that travelers "can expect zero tolerance for drunk and impaired drivers."
According to the Wyoming Highway Patrol, there have been 81 fatalities on Wyoming roads in 2018. The number is down from 109 fatalities at this time last year.
Col. Haller and Col. Wills, who works for the Idaho State Police, have filmed PSAs as part of the project, urging individuals not to drink and drive. The video is anticipated to hit the Idaho State Police and Wyoming Highway Patrol later this week.
The law enforcement agencies are still seeking help from the public, though, in identifying impaired drivers. If anyone sees an impaired driver on the road, they are encouraged to call the Report Every Drunk Driver Immediately (REDDI) hotline at 1-800-442-9090 to report it. Callers should be prepared to provide the dispatcher, the vehicle's description, and its direction of travel, according to a WYDOT press release.
For more travel information, please visit wyoroad.info, call 511, or download the Wyoming 511 app, which is available in the Apple App Store and on Google Play.