Tag Archives: Patrol

Semi Roll-Over Closes Highway 40

A semi truck rolled over on the west side Rabbit Ears pass Thursday afternoon, closing the highway. The semi, which was hauling lumber spilled its load onto the roadway. According to a Facebook post from Steamboat Springs Fire and Rescue, a hazmat team was called in to clean up Continue reading

112th Death Occurs On Wyoming Highways

Two people died in accident near Lyman, 30 miles west of Rock Springs earlier this week, making those the 111th and 112th fatality to occur on Wyoming highways this year. 54-year-old Alan Peterson of Idaho was driving on I-80 when he lost control on an icy bridge, sending the vehicle down an embankment where it rolled multiple times. Peterson and Continue reading

Highway Patrol Busy During Eclipse

The Wyoming Highway Patrol stayed busy during the recent solar eclipse while dealing with a surge in traffic during the event. Troopers around the state worked extended shifts to make sure all Wyoming residents and guests stayed safe while traffic was moving. From Friday, August 18th to Monday, August 21st, Troopers responded to 7,500 calls for service throughout Continue reading

Be Patient In Eclipse Traffic

The Wyoming Highway Patrol has seen a substantial increase in traffic on Wyoming’s highways for the 2017 solar eclipse event, so drivers are being reminded that heavy traffic congestion should be expected in certain areas across the state.  All motorists should follow the law and slow down or move over for law enforcement and vehicles with flashing lights. There have also been several vehicle Continue reading

90 Mile High Speed Chase

Wyoming Highway Patrol troopers were involved in a vehicle pursuit that spanned over 90 miles on Interstate 80. The episode began Tuesday morning when a Trooper stopped a SUV for exceeding the speed limit about 10 miles east of Rawlins. A K-9 team detected the presence of narcotics in the SUV. When the occupants were asked to get out of the vehicle, the driver started the vehicle and sped off with his girlfriend and her two kids, ages seven and Continue reading

One Injured In Highway 40 Motorcycle Accident

A man was injured in a motorcycle accident Tuesday Morning on Highway 40 west of Maybell. The 76-year-old from Washington initially failed to see another biker he was traveling with pull off the highway near Elk Springs. According to Captain Conrad of the Colorado Continue reading

Hundreds Arrested Over 4th Of July Holiday

Hundreds of impaired drivers were taken off the roads during the 4th of July Heat is On DUI enforcement campaign in Colorado. A total of 381 impaired drivers were arrested between June 30th and July 5th, an increase from the 318 drivers who were arrested during the same enforcement Continue reading

Law Enforcement Officers Out In Full Force

Colorado State Patrol officers in Moffat, Routt, Grand, Jackson and Rio Blanco counties have increased patrols for the Fourth of July holiday, in an effort to deter driving behaviors that may lead to Continue reading

Summer DUI Enforcement Underway

The Heat is On Summer Blitz DUI enforcement campaign is underway in Colorado and will last through Monday June 26th. During this time period, the Colorado State Patrol and local law enforcement will be looking to remove as many intoxicated drivers from the roads as possible. 65 fatalities attributed to intoxicated driving occurred last year Continue reading

Busy Memorial Day Weekend For WYO Troopers

Wyoming State Troopers stayed busy over the Memorial Day weekend. The State Patrol conducted more than 2,600 traffic stops, with 26 impaired drivers arrested. 83 crashes were investigated by State Troopers over the three day holiday weekend, none of which were fatal. Troopers also issued a total Continue reading

Memorial Day DUI Patrols Underway

Drivers should be aware that the Colorado State Patrol and local law enforcement will be out in force this weekend looking for intoxicated or impaired drivers. The Memorial Day Weekend Heat is on Campaign will last through Tuesday. On Continue reading

Wyoming Drivers Need To Move Over

The Wyoming Highway Patrol will be participating in the national Move Over safety campaign this weekend, in an effort to bring awareness to the dangers first responders face in the state. Since 2008, nearly 2,000 crashes have occurred in Wyoming that involved a first responder or roadway service vehicle. Since the beginning of last year, a Continue reading