Don’t rely on luck: Wyoming law enforcement increases patrols for St. Patrick’s Day weekend

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Photo courtesy of Wyoming Highway Patrol.

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — Don’t test your luck with the green beer and end up with a DUI that costs you a pot of gold because Wyoming law enforcement agencies are teaming up on a statewide traffic safety campaign for St. Patrick’s Day to help protect drivers and pedestrians.

From March 17 to March 19, Wyoming law enforcement officers will be working to combat impaired driving by increasing patrols, mobilize a DUI Command Vehicle and step-up enforcement of occupant protection laws.

Wyoming law enforcement says to make a plan for a safe St. Patrick’s Day:

  • Remember that it is never okay to drink and drive. Designate a sober driver or plan to use a ride service to get home safely
  • If you see a drunk driver on the road, contact the dispatch center at 307-637-6525 and file a REDDI (Report Every Drunk Driver Immediately) report or dial 911
  • If you see a friend or family member about to drink and drive, take the keys away and make arrangements to get them home safely

“We want everyone to enjoy St. Patrick’s Day, but safe driving is everyone’s responsibility,” said Cheyenne Police Chief Mark Francisco. “Whether you are attending a party or patronizing a local business, make sure you have a plan before going out.”

“Green looks good on you; don’t ruin the look with jail orange,” said Laramie County Sheriff Brian Kozak. “Or worse, body bag blue. Be the smartest clover in the patch.”

“Many lives have been changed in an instant by impaired drivers,” said Colonel Cameron with the Wyoming Highway Patrol. “Please do your part by not driving impaired while you celebrate St. Patrick’s Day.”

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