Wyoming County Sees Fewer DUIs, High Alcohol Levels

The number of arrests for driving under the influence in Laramie County, Wyo., was down last year but police are concerned that the blood-alcohol level of those who were arrested remained high.

The Wyoming Tribune-Eagle reports that the Cheyenne Police Department and the Laramie County Sheriff’s Department together logged 560 DUI arrests in 2011, down from a combined 759 arrests the year before.

The average blood-alcohol level of those arrested by the sheriff’s department was 0.149 percent last year, well above the 0.08 legal limit. That’s the equivalent of about eight beers in a two-hour time span for a 200-pound man.

Cheyenne police don’t generally keep records on blood-alcohol levels for their arrests.