Law Enforcement in Natrona County Prepares for July Fourth Weekend
Law enforcement agencies throughout Natrona County will stay especially alert for drunk drivers on the highways and streets during the Fourth of July weekend from Thursday through Sunday, according to a news release from the City of Casper and the Wyoming Department of Transportation.
These and other agencies will be watching for those driving recklessly and dangerously, too.
“We want to be very clear about the consequences of drunk driving,” Mills Police Chief Bryon Preciado said in the news release.
Drunk driving is illegal in every state and also incredibly deadly, Preciado said.
"Make no mistake: If you are caught drinking and driving, you will be pulled over and arrested," he said. "Driving under the influence of any substance will land you jail."
Law enforcement agencies recommend partygoers to plan for a sober way to get home.
Besides the enhanced enforcement, the Wyoming Highway Patrol urges drivers to help keep the roads safe by calling the Report Every Drunk Driver Immediately [REDDI] hotline at (800) 442-9090 to report suspected drunk drivers. Callers should be prepared to provide the dispatcher with a description of the vehicle, its location, and direction of travel. You also may call 911.
Motorists also need to pay attention to ongoing road construction projects during the Fourth of July weekend and throughout the summer.
Those traveling to Alcova Reservoir should watch for uneven lanes, reduced speed and possible congestion on a portion of Wyoming Highway 220 near Alcova.