Sgt. Stephen Townsend

DUI Suspect Totals Patrol Car [AUDIO]
A Wyoming Highway Patrol car was totaled Friday night in Jackson, with the trooper narrowly escaping injury.Wyoming Highway Patrol Sgt. Stephen Townsend says the incident began when the trooper noticed a bicyclist towing two skateboarders on US 89. The trooper activated his lights and parked on the …
Highway Patrol: No Fatalities Holiday Weekend [AUDIO]
The Wyoming Highway Patrol announced that no one died on Wyoming highways during the three-day holiday weekend. Highway Patrol Sgt. Stephen Townsend said it is the first time since 2006 that the state has had a fatality-free Memorial Day weekend. Most of the arrests for DUI: “A fatality free …
Patrols Step Up Expectation For Seat Belt Use [AUDIO]
The Wyoming Highway Patrol is going to step up their patrols for the Memorial Day holiday. This year, they are going to be checking whether or not the drivers and passengers of the vehicles they stop are wearing seat belts. Highway Patrol Sgt Stephen Townsend says the stepped up patrols are a part o…
Troopers Find Fugitive From Alaska [AUDIO]
State Troopers captured a fugitive from Alaska Tuesday following a traffic stop north of Farson. Starts with a simple traffic stop: Wyoming Highway Patrol Sgt. Stephen Townsend said the trooper smelled marijuana, giving the trooper probable cause to search the vehicle, and once a user amount was dis…
Interstate Lanes Reopen To Semitrucks [AUDIO]
Commercial vehicles are once again allowed to travel eastbound from Laramie on I-80 after a deadly accident involving two semitrailers closed that direction of travel to commercial vehicles for part of the day. A trucker from Nebraska was killed in the crash. Deadly crash closes way east for commerc…
Hit And Run Kills Pedestrian Near Cheyenne [AUDIO]
The Wyoming Highway Patrol is investigating an apparent hit-and-run crash that killed a pedestrian last week. The patrol said Thursday that 27-year-old Margarito Vasquez-Cruz was apparently struck by a car while walking on a highway south of Cheyenne on January 25th. They’re looking for the d…
Troopers Release 2010 Drug Seizure Numbers [AUDIO]
The numbers are in from state troopers for their drug interdiction efforts on Wyoming highways in 2010. Wyoming Highway Patrol Sgt. Stephen Townsend gives an estimated street value of all drugs seized by troopers. Estimated street value: “It’s 2,438,600 dollars; mostly that was marijua…
Troopers Chase Down Stolen Vehicle
A man in a stolen vehicle led Wyoming Highway Patrol troopers on a high-speed chase north of Casper on Christmas Eve. Highway Patrol Sgt. Stephen Townsend says it started when a trooper clocked the man driving 92 mph on Interstate 25, just past the northern outskirts of town. Almost traffic stop: &#…