SWEETWATER COUNTY — As part of a county-wide, multi-agency impaired driving enforcement effort over the Labor Day weekend, Sweetwater County law enforcement stopped 135 vehicles, issued two citations for seat belt violations, and arrested three drivers who were allegedly impaired, according to a press release.

While the focus was on impaired driving, law enforcement also issued 52 speeding citations and issued 79 warnings for traffic violations. There were no fatal crashes reported in Sweetwater county during the operation.

Sweetwater County law enforcement agencies are conducting county-wide, multi-agency traffic enforcement efforts. The Labor Day weekend operation was the last of six planned operations for 2020, and next up will be New Year’s impaired driving enforcement.

The purpose of the operations is to reduce fatal crashes in Sweetwater County through the enforcement of impaired driving and seat belt laws. Focused enforcement efforts will be surrounded by a media campaign that will stress law enforcement’s zero-tolerance stance on impaired driving and commitment to seat belt enforcement.

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 drunken drivers. Callers should be prepared to provide the dispatcher with a description of the vehicle, its location, and its direction of travel.

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