The Wyoming Highway Patrol is increasing the number of boots on the ground during New Years Eve. Sergeant Stephen Townsend with the WHP says this is because of the many late-night parties on the holiday.
Sgt. Townsend says these extra patrols are called "saturation patrols" and troopers will be solely looking for drivers under the influence of drugs or alcohol.
Additional troopers will be participating in multi-jurisdictional programs in some areas, aiding other law enforcement agencies in keeping the roads clear of impaired drivers.
Sgt. Townsend reiterated the state's no tolerance stance towards impaired driving and reminds people that it's never safe to drive when in an impaired state.
During the holidays, Sgt. Townsend says the Wyoming Highway Patrol notices a slight increase in the number of drunk or impaired drivers - but it's too early to tell about this year.
Instead of driving impaired, choose a designated driver, and look for alternative means of transportation if you plan on consuming alcohol.