SALT LAKE COUNTY, Utah (ABC4 Utah) – If you are hitting the road this holiday weekend, don’t say we didn’t warn you. The Utah Highway Patrol is teaming up with law enforcement across state borders for a multi-agency crackdown.
From Thursday, July 20th through Monday, July 24th, officials in Summit and Wasatch Counties and Wyoming’s Uintah County will be out in full force, looking for impaired drivers.
“They’ve got a Brew Fest that’s happening in Evanston,” UHP Sgt. Todd Royce explained.
In the Beehive State, UHP plans on pulling 225 extra shifts before Monday night. They promise to pull over people who fail to wear seat belts — and issue them more than just a warning.
“There isn’t an excuse that I haven’t heard — that troopers haven’t heard,” Royce said. “Whenever you get stopped, you always pull to the right, not the left…” he reminded people. “Make sure your hands are in a visible spot, have your registration handy, and have a good conversation with the trooper,” Royce advised.
Officials say July is the most deadly month of the year on Utah roads. Last year, 9 people lost their lives over Pioneer Day weekend, alone.
Click here for more information on the Pioneer Day Weekend Traffic Enforcement Operation.