Wyoming’s Population Tripled For Eclipse, So Did Highway Patrol Calls
The Wyoming Highway Patrol responded to nearly three times as many calls during the Aug. 18-Aug. 21 eclipse weekend as it did that same time a year ago, according to a news release.
- It investigated 198 crashes compared to 98 crashes during that same time frame in 2016. Of the 198 crashes, 31 were with injury. One crash resulted in a fatality.
- Troopers stopped more than 5,000 vehicles, issued 3,312 citations, and 2,029 warnings for various violations. Seatbelt or child restraint violations accounted for 157 of the citations.
- Troopers also arrested 25 individuals for driving under the influence. They issued 62 citations for possession of illegal narcotics, 59 for possession of marijuana.