"Border War" DUI Enforcement in Effect Oct. 26 on I-25 & US 287

Oct. 24, 2018 - 36 percent of Larimer County Traffic Fatalities Involve Impaired Drivers

FORT COLLINS—On Friday night Oct. 26, Colorado and Wyoming law enforcement agencies will team up to ensure safety for travelers and attendees of the "Border War" game between the University of Wyoming Cowboys and the Colorado State University Rams. This multi-state, multi-agency DUI enforcement operation will take place on I-25 and US Highway 287.

According to preliminary CDOT data, there have been 28 fatalities on Larimer County roads this year, and 10 of those fatalities—or 36 percent—involved impaired drivers.

Coordinated enforcement efforts will take place in Albany County and Laramie County, Wyoming, as well as Larimer County Colorado. The high-visibility campaign will occur before, during and after the game.

The focus of the enforcement will be a 65-mile stretch of US 287 between Fort Collins and Laramie. I-25 between Cheyenne and Fort Collins will also be patrolled. Agencies will use saturation patrols to target dangerous drivers under the influence of drugs and/or alcohol.

Motorists should call law enforcement, including *277 for the Colorado State Patrol (CSP), to report unsafe drivers.

"No matter who wins the game, we need to keep everyone safe on our roadways," said Darrell Lingk, director of the CDOT’s Office of Transportation Safety. "Impaired drivers present a huge danger to all roadway users, and if any motorists choose to drive impaired they will be arrested."

"Our troopers will be out in force during this campaign helping to keep our roads safe from impaired drivers," said CSP Chief Col. Matthew Packard. "The 'Border War' enforcement is critical to enhancing safety on our roadways for all motorists."

Participating Colorado agencies include the Larimer County Sheriff's Office, Fort Collins Police Department, Loveland Police Department, CSU Police Department, Estes Park Police Department and the CSP.

Participating Wyoming agencies include the Wyoming Highway Patrol, Laramie Police Department, Albany County Sheriff's Office, University of Wyoming Police Department, Laramie County Sheriff's Office, Cheyenne Police Department and Wyoming State Parks.

CDOT's Highway Safety Office provides funding to Colorado law enforcement for impaired driving enforcement, education and awareness campaigns.