Police Agencies Pair Up for Zero Tolerance for Drunk Drivers at the Border War

This Saturday, Nov. 4, 2017, will mark the 109th meeting in the Border War rivalry.

The football game between the University of Wyoming Cowboys and the Colorado State University Rams remains one of the oldest rivalries in college football.

Kickoff for the nationally televised game is scheduled for 5:00 p.m. at War Memorial Stadium. Game day Saturday will be busy with fans traveling from Colorado to Laramie on U.S. Highway 287 and Interstates 25 and 80.

On Nov. 4, law enforcement from across Wyoming and Colorado will be out in force and teaming up as part of a multi-state, multi-agency impaired driving enforcement operation.

Coordinated enforcement efforts will take place in Albany and Laramie counties, Wyoming, as well as Larimer County, Colorado, before, during and after the game.

“Look for maximum effort from all the participating agencies and expect to see a heavy enforcement presence out there,” said Assistant Chief Robert Terry of the Laramie Police Department. “You can also expect zero tolerance for drunk and impaired drivers.”

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 include the Larimer County Sheriff’s Office, Fort Collins Police Department, Loveland Police Department, CSU Police Department, Estes Park Police Department and the Colorado State Patrol.

Along with this enhanced enforcement effort, the Wyoming Highway Patrol is urging drivers to help keep Wyoming’s roadways safe by calling the Report Every Drunk Driver Immediately (REDDI) hotline number at 1-800-442-9090 to report suspected drunk drivers. Callers should be prepared to provide the dispatcher with a description of the vehicle, its location, and direction of travel.

According to the Wyoming Highway Patrol, there have been 114 fatalities on Wyoming roads in 2017 compared to 98 a year ago.