No Fatal Highway Crashes Holiday Weekend [AUDIO]
First for Memorial Day and then Independence Day, this was the second holiday weekend this year without a fatal crash on Wyoming's highways. No highway fatalities during July 4th weekend:
The Wyoming Highway Patrol reported no highway related fatalities during the three-day July Fourth weekend.
The holiday reporting period began Friday, July 1st at midnight and ran through midnight Monday, July 4th. The were extra troopers out on the highways, working overtime for high visibility saturation patrols.
Troopers were patrolling for underage drinking, driving under the influence, speeding, and once a stop was made, checking whether or not drivers and passengers were wearing their seat belts.
During the long weekend, Highway Patrol dispatchers handled about 7,000 calls.
An early tally statewide shows troopers investigated approximately 61 crashes, 10 resulting in injuries, made some 5,034 traffic stops, with 47 arrests, 36 of which were for driving under the influence.
Last year during the Fourth of July holiday period, Troopers investigated two fatal crashes with two fatalities.
The previous fatality free Independence Day holiday was in 2009.
So far this year there have been 50 reported fatalities throughout the state, and there were 61 crash related fatalities in Wyoming at this time last year.