Wyoming Highway Patrol Had A Stellar 2021
The Wyoming Highway Patrol was busy in 2021.
Employees were diligent throughout the year in addressing issues with a motorist who could be driving reckless, distracted, or impaired.
In 2021, troopers stopped a total of 104,615 vehicles. Of this number, 29,506 speeding citations and 56,162 warnings were issued to passenger vehicles
Along with this, four thousand seven hundred seventy-nine crashes were investigated, and 720 impaired drivers were stopped and arrested. Troopers also assisted 19,982 motorists who had issues while on the roadway and recovered 30 stolen vehicles.
Regarding illegal drugs, WHP Troopers were able to seize a total of 24.5 pounds of Fentanyl, 7,200 pounds of Marijuana, 207 pounds of Methamphetamine, and 5 pounds of Cocaine throughout the year.
The WHP Dispatch Center fielded 2,981 Report Every Drunk Driver (REDDI) Reports, received and processed 1,387 Safe2Tell reports, activated two Amber Alerts, and made 9,016 non-consensual rotation calls to towers.
The WHP Port of Entry Officers contacted 1,028,132 commercial vehicles and weighed 417,654 commercial trucks.