Laramie County DUI Task Force Hitting The Streets This Weekend
The Laramie County DUI task force will be on the streets this weekend, looking for drunk drivers, according to a spokesman for the Cheyenne Police Department.
Officer Kevin Malatesta said the CPD along with the Laramie County Sheriff's Office, Wyoming Highway Patrol, and law enforcement from Wyoming State Parks will be going all-out to bust impaired drivers through Super Bowl weekend.
People who celebrate the big game with alcohol are being urged to find a designated driver, use public transportation, call a taxi or use a rideshare program such as uber.
Malatesta says the task force will be using the DUI mobile command center (pictured above) as part of the effort. The mobile command center allows cops to process drunk drivers more quickly and get back out on the street.
Under Wyoming law, drivers are considered alcohol-impaired if they have a blood alcohol concentration [BAC] of .08 or higher. In 2016 28 percent of fatal car crashes involved drunk drivers.
Nationally 67 percent of fatal crashes involved at least one driver with a BAC of at least .15, or almost twice the legal limit.