Law Enforcement Stepping Up Patrols for Border War
One of college football's oldest rivalries will take place Saturday, as the Wyoming Cowboys travel to Colorado State University for the 108th Border War, and Wyoming and Colorado law enforcement agencies will be teaming up to sideline impaired drivers.
Wyoming Department of Transportation Law Enforcement Liaison Monti Allsop says Saturday will be one of the busiest travel days on U.S. Highway 287 and Interstate 25, as fans travel to Fort Collins for a late 8:15 p.m. kick off.
"All law enforcement will be out in force enforcing all traffic safety laws and particularly looking for those who may have been enjoying the game a little too much with alcoholic beverages," said Allsop. "We want to make sure that everyone enjoys the game and gets home safely from that game."
"Last year we had no fatalities and no injury accidents during the time of the enforcement action during the Border War game," added Allsop. "Of course, we're all aware of the most infamous death that occurred of the Wyoming 8 and that's the kind of thing we're trying to prevent."
According to the Wyoming Highway Patrol, there have been 89 fatalities on Wyoming roads this year, 26 of which occurred in August alone.