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Highway Patrols Increase This Weekend

December 28, 2012 Jackson Hole, State of Wyoming, Teton County No Comments
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The Wyoming Highway Patrol has announced it will be placing extra Troopers on the State’s roadways during the holiday weekend and New Year’s Eve looking for impaired drivers.  The extra patrols are carried out by officers assigned solely to look for drivers under the influence of alcohol or drugs.  Fortunately, says Lieutenant Tom Kelly of the Patrol’s Jackson office, the problem isn’tas big here as in some other areas.  Kelly says while the patrol locally will be participating in the ramped up patrols, over the past several years, this area has had very little problem with impared drivers on New Year’s Eve.  Says Kelly, “[Making sure] people know we are out there watching, I think it helps them make the decisions they’ve been making couple New Year’s Eve holidays in using those taxi services or designating sober drivers.”  Kelly says there is no particular time in this area where impaired drivers are more likely to be on the road as opposed to some areas where New Year’s Eve is the time officers see the most violations – and he says he hopes are motorists here will continue to keep those incidents at a minimum.  None-the-less, if a member of the public sees a suspected drunk driver, they are urged to call the “REDDI” hotline at 800-442-9090.

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