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DUI Crackdown: August 15th Through September 1st

Wyoming Highway Patrol

If you thought you saw a slew of law enforcement out on the roads during Cheyenne Frontier Days, well get ready for more, because another DUI Crackdown is about to begin.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, along with law enforcement, and other officials across the state, are getting ready to put the kibosh on drunk driving with this year’s “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over Crackdown,” which is expected to start up Friday, August 15th, all the way through the Labor Day Holiday on September 1st.

Officials picked this time period because the amount of drunk driving tends to surge leading up to Labor Day Weekend, putting thousands of motorists at risk, and they’re taking a “no excuses, no warnings approach, meaning that if you get caught driving while impaired, you’ll be arrested right on the spot.

While some tend to think that this approach is a little stern, officials say that this type of approach helps in the decrease, with past campaigns showing a 20% decrease in alcohol related crashes and fatalities.

You’ll start seeing an increase in both local and state law enforcement leading up to Friday August 15th, and after that, there’ll be roving patrol checks, and DUI checkpoints state wide.  Officials remind motorists to always buckle up, drive the proper speeds, and ALWAYS stay sober behind the wheel, so our highways and roadways will be safe for everyone.

 

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