Riverton, Wyoming – In a significant step towards enhancing road safety and curbing impaired driving, a brand-new multi-jurisdictional DUI Team is set to make its debut in Fremont County this Friday evening.
Comprising officers, deputies, and troopers from the Wyoming Highway Patrol, the Fremont County Sheriff’s Office, and the police departments of Riverton, Shoshoni, and Lander, the newly-formed Fremont County DUI Team is poised to make a considerable impact. Funded by a WYDOT Highway Safety Behavioral Grant, its primary mission is to heighten the enforcement presence in areas of Fremont County that are adversely affected by impaired drivers and impaired driving accidents.
This initiative is expected to complement the ongoing efforts of the Fremont County DUI Task Force, combining the expertise of law enforcement personnel who are well-trained in identifying and apprehending impaired drivers. Notably, the team will rely on data-driven insights to strategically direct enforcement resources, with the ultimate goal of reducing instances of impaired driving within Fremont County.
Operating under a historic memorandum of understanding between various law enforcement agencies, the team will have the authority to enforce countywide. Chief Scott Peters of the Lander Police Department has been appointed as the team’s leader. He shared his thoughts on the matter, saying, “Impaired driving is a serious concern in Fremont County, and with the formation of this new team, we can concentrate our resources in areas where impaired driving is most problematic. Thanks to the MOU, residents can expect to see officers from different cities across Fremont County working hand in hand with the Wyoming Highway Patrol and the Fremont County Sheriff’s Office.”
In line with their commitment to enhancing road safety, the Fremont County DUI Team has devised plans to conduct two to three impaired driving enforcement operations each month throughout Fremont County. With this multi-jurisdictional initiative, the community can look forward to safer roadways and a stronger defense against impaired driving incidents.