Officers Make 4 DUI Arrests During Border War Enforcement

By: Victor

Officers in Albany and Laramie counties, Wyoming, and Larimer County, Colorado, made a combined four DUI arrests during last weekend’s impaired driving enforcement operation.

This was the fourth year for the operation, which centers around the Border War football game between the University of Wyoming and Colorado State University. This year’s game was held on Friday, Oct. 26, in Fort Collins.

Enforcement is primarily conducted on U.S. 287 and Interstates 25 and 80.

Of the DUI arrests, two were in Wyoming, which is down from 11 during the same enforcement operation last year. Two arrests were made in Colorado.

There were no fatalities reported in any of the three counties where the operation took place.

“Our No. 1 goal with this operation is zero fatalities,” said Pete Abrams, the law enforcement liaison with WYDOT’s Highway Safety Office. “We’re proud that goal has been achieved in all four years of this operation.”

In all, officers in Wyoming made 192 traffic stops, resulting in 41 speeding citations, eight seat belt citations, four child restraint citations, and one controlled substance arrest. Seventy warnings were also issued, as were 27 other various citations and arrests.

In Colorado, officers made 175 stops, which resulted in 41 speeding citations, five seat belt citations, 107 warnings, and 29 other citations.

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.