Six Drivers Arrested During This Year’s Border War Operation
The Albany County Sherrif's Office is reporting that law enforcement agencies in Laramie and Albany counties, made 240 traffic stops, arrested 6 impaired drivers, and made 6 arrests for controlled substances during the Border War Impaired Driving Enforcement Operation on Friday, November 22. That does not include figures from Colorado law enforcement.
This was the fifth straight year that law enforcement in Wyoming and Colorado teamed for a multi-state impaired driving enforcement operation, focused on the 111th Border War football game between Colorado State Univerisity and the University of Wyoming.
Traffic enforcement was concentrated on U.S. Highway 287, Interstate 25, and Interstate 80, to and from the game played this year in Laramie.
On the Wyoming side of the border, law enforcement issued
- 30 speeding citations
- 4 seatbelt citations
- 112 other citations
- 112 warnings
- 4 arrests of people on other violations
Weather, in particular, fog, became a factor throughout southeastern Wyoming during the operation. There were no fatality crashes reported during the 14-hour operation.
Agencies involved in Wyoming include the Wyoming Highway Patrol, Laramie Police Department, Albany County Sheriff’s Office, University of Wyoming Police Department, Laramie County Sheriff’s Office, Cheyenne Police Department, and Wyoming State Parks.
Agencies involved in Colorado included the Larimer County Sheriff’s Office, Fort Collins Police Department, Loveland Police Department, and the Colorado State Patrol.