Law Enforcement Steps Up For The Gallatin County Fair
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 12, 2013
Contact: Charity Watt, Montana Department of Transportation,
Contact: Sheriff Brian Gootkin, Gallatin County Sheriff’s Office,
Law enforcement steps up for the Gallatin County Fair
Bozeman– As fairgoers get ready for the annual celebration, the
Gallatin County Sheriff’s Office is planning to roll out more
manpower in and around Bozeman during the Gallatin County Fair.
Extra patrols will be used to detect and deter impaired drivers, as
well as to ensure that drivers and passengers are buckled up during
this event. The overtime hours added to regularly scheduled patrols
are part of the Montana Department of Transportation’s Selective
Traffic Enforcement Program (STEP), which is designed to give law
enforcement additional resources to focus on traffic safety.
“This program is effective because it allows us to put more deputies
where they are needed to help keep travelers and residents safe,”
said Sheriff Brian Gootkin with the Gallatin County Sheriff’s Office.
“They will be working to get impaired drivers off the road and
prevent other dangerous driving behaviors.”
The extra law enforcement will be working throughout the fair days.
The Montana Department of Transportation, along with the Gallatin
County Sheriff’s Office, reminds everyone to enjoy the fair and get
home safely—don’t drink and drive; don’t drive distracted; and always
wear a seat belt.