Wyoming Highway Patrol

CASPER —Prosecutors formally charged a Utah man with five counts of aggravated vehicular homicide on Wednesday in connection with a multi-car wreck that authorities say resulted from him driving the wrong way down Interstate 80 while intoxicated.    Arthur Andrew Nelson, 57, of West Jordan, Utah,...
A two-vehicle accident south of Newcastle on Jan. 17 at 2:05 p.m. resulted in the death of a 71-year-old Denver man, according to Sgt. Jeremy Beck of the Wyoming Highway Patrol. The accident occurred around milepost 85 in Niobrara County, closing the highway for several hours.    Vladimir Perlin...
CASPER —A series of bills could eliminate gun-free zones in government buildings and meetings for those with concealed carry permits and introduce an “enhanced” permit that would allow firearms in the Wyoming Capitol.    One of the three bills introduced at this year’s legislative session seeks to...
LANDER — A recent publication that measured the rate of deaths associated with drunk driving in the United States just published its findings and declared that Fremont County ranked number one in auto accidents that resulted in death caused by driving drunk per capita.     The report, published by...
SHERIDAN (WNE) — The lack of use of vehicle restraints contributed heavily to the number of road fatalities in Wyoming in 2022. Fatal crash statistics through November 2022 showed out of 123 fatalities in 107 fatal crashes, 62 were attributed to not using occupant restraints, with 41 involving...
LARAMIE — A new set of towing and recovery rules could streamline and formalize procedural aspects of the industry throughout the state, Wyoming Department of Transportation officials say.   The rules, which have undergone a public input and approval process during the past year, outline a variety...
CHEYENNE — Committee chairs in the Wyoming Legislature said they were proud of the bills to come out of the interim, after working through a broad spectrum of issues over the past 10 months.  Nearly 100 bills have already been filed that were sponsored by committees for the 2023 general session,...
CHEYENNE (WNE) – A fatal crash occurred at milepost 197 westbound on Interstate 80 west of Rawlins early Wednesday morning.  At 3:55 a.m., Wyoming Highway Patrol troopers were notified of a two-vehicle crash involving a semi-tractor with trailer and a pickup truck pulling a small enclosed trailer...
RAWLINS (WNE) — A Rawlins man who possessed a pipe bomb and held law enforcement officers at bay outside of his locked van was taken into custody on Dec. 13.  At approximately 9:30 p.m. on Tuesday, a Rawlins police sergeant observed a conversion van in the industrial area on the east end of town. ...
CHEYENNE — The Wyoming Department of Transportation continues to struggle to recruit and retain employees, a problem reported by many other state agencies in recent budgetary hearings.  Lawmakers were made aware of the issue Monday at the Wyoming Legislature’s Joint Appropriations Committee meeting...

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