Wyoming and Colorado Law Enforcement banded together to aggressively patrol US Highway 287 during last Saturday’s Border War football game, between the University of Wyoming and Colorado State University. As part of Border War 2015, agencies from both states sent troopers, deputies and officers out to patrol US Highway 287 between Fort Collins and Laramie. On Wyoming’s portion of US 287, eleven law enforcement officers worked the highway.
“We are pleased with the results as we had only one crash in Laramie and no fatalities over a busy travel day on US 287.” “There were still too many folks speeding and those folks all received citations”, said Lieutenant Mike Simmons of the Wyoming Highway Patrol.
Saturday, on Wyoming’s portion of US Highway 287, 122 vehicle stops were made and 41 speeding citations issued. Officers also arrested 2 drunk drivers in Laramie. One drunken driver was involved in a non-injury crash at the 1100 block of South 3rd street in Laramie. South 3rd is the portion of US Highway 287 within the City of Laramie.
“Just because the big game is over, doesn’t mean we are not going to be working hard on US Highway 287 every day,” added Lieutenant Simmons. “The bottom line is that we are out there every day ticketing speeders and those not buckling up.”
According to the Wyoming Highway Patrol there have been 126 fatalities on Wyoming roads through November of this year. Wyoming and Colorado Law Enforcement would like to remind drivers that enforcement takes place 24 hours a day on US Highway 287.