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Another DUI saturation patrol set for Saturday

Mar 16, 2012 - Staff

Fremont County law enforcement officers will be out in force on St. Patrick's Day this Saturday March 17, conducting the third countywide saturation patrol focused at removing drunken drivers from county roads.

Officers from the Fremont County Sheriff's Office, police departments in Lander, Riverton, Shoshoni and the Wind River Indian Reservation, and the Wyoming Highway Patrol are scheduled to participate.

Named the Wind River Project, the DUI saturation patrols are scheduled as an effort by Fremont County law enforcement officers.

The first saturation patrol happened Dec. 3. Law enforcement personnel deemed it a success specifically because officers didn't arrest any drivers that night for drunken driving. The second saturation patrol was New Year's Eve.

"This joint effort is aimed at battling Wyoming's deadliest crime, drunk driving. Our goal is zero arrests for DUI," Fremont County Sheriff's Deputy Arnie Zertuche said. "Fremont County law enforcement officers want all families and friends to be safe on our highways, streets and roads.

"Drunk driving is not worth the risk. Not only do you risk killing yourself or someone else, but the trauma and financial costs of a crash or an arrest for drunk driving can be significant," Zertuche continued. "Remember to stay safe and always have a designated driver. Remember to drive sober, or get pulled over."

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