Local and state law enforcement agencies arrested nine drunk drivers during the New Year's weekend, according to a news release from the Wyoming Department of Transportation.

During the operation from Dec. 28 - Jan. 1, the county-wide, multi-agency DUI enforcement operation made 136 traffic stops.

It issued 15 speeding citations, one seat belt citation, 55 other citations, and 27 warnings.

No traffic fatalities were reported.

The agencies included the Casper and Evansville police departments, the Natrona County Sheriff's Office and the Wyoming Highway Patrol. Mills Police records were not included.

The agencies have been working together with this operation since 2017.

The New Year’s holiday weekend operation was the first of at least six planned operations in Natrona County for 2019. The next operation is scheduled for Super Bowl weekend, Feb. 1-3.

The multi-agency operation intends to reduce fatal crashes in Natrona County through enforcement of impaired driving and seat belt laws. The operation will promote a media campaign to stress law enforcement's zero-tolerance stance on impaired driving and a commitment to seat belt use.

Partners include the Wyoming Medical Center Injury Prevention Traffic Safety program and WYDOT.

The Wyoming Highway Patrol also urges drivers to help keep Wyoming’s roadways safe by calling the Report Every Drunk Driver Immediately (REDDI) hotline number 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.

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