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Uinta County Law Enforcement will be targeting Impaired Driver’s, Speeders, and those not Buckling Up

This year’s Pioneer Days Celebration is one of the busiest travel weekends in southwest Wyoming. Uinta County Law Enforcement is ready, and will be out in force targeting drunk drivers, speeders and enforcing seat belt laws.

From Wednesday, July 24th through Sunday, July 28th, the Wyoming Highway Patrol, Evanston Police Department and the Uinta County Sheriff’s Office will be teaming 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 Lieutenant 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 Sheriff Doug Matthews of the Uinta County Sheriff’s Office.


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

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 1-800-442-9090 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.