​on Impaired driving

Governor's Council


ENHANCED DUI ENFORCEMENT

Governor Mead with chiefs and sheriffs of the law enforcement agencies participating in the Enhanced DUI Enforcement Initiative

This project was initiated by the Governor’s Council on Impaired Driving after reviewing

alcohol-involved crash data for the last three years and discussing the need for an additional,

concentrated and more strategic enforcement initiative in the state.  On August 8, 2012 the Council

voted to support the initiative and directed the Council facilitator to work with the Highway Safety

Office to develop, fund and implement a comprehensive enforcement initiative in the seven selected

Wyoming counties.

A review of the locations where alcohol-involved crashes occurred in years 2010 through 2012

readily identifies seven counties in Wyoming where enforcement efforts need to be concentrated and more strategically deployed.  The seven counties are: Natrona, Laramie, Sweetwater, Campbell, Fremont, Sheridan and Albany.  Please refer to the graphs below of alcohol-involved crashes by county.


This initiative utilizes a comprehensive approach for providing enhanced enforcement in the selected counties and will incorporate training, media support and more strategic deployment.  All law enforcement agency administrators in the selected counties have indicated their support and willingness to participate in this enhanced enforcement initiative.  Additional grant funding will be made available to those agencies that have the capacity and are willing to increase their level of overtime DUI enforcement activities.  A more strategic deployment for the enhanced enforcement will be accomplished by analyzing recent crash data by date, time and location.