SPD thanks event organizers for alcohol responsibility over WYO Rodeo weekend

This year’s Sheridan WYO Rodeo weekend was a success with very little incidents, according to Sheridan Police Captain Tom Ringley. 

According to Ringley and Lieutenant Danny Keller, event holders did an excellent job taking underagedrinking seriously and keeping their products out of the hands of minors. SPD officers cited only two minors this year with underage possession. 

Capt. T. Ringley

Other citations and arrests connected to the Sheridan WYO rodeo weekend include 12 Driving Under the Influence, four Public Intoxication, four Possession citations (three marijuana and one meth), four incidents involving fighting, one Assault and one Property Destruction.

Questions were asked of the SPD regarding The Beaver Creek and Rainbow, and why patrons could take their drinks into the streets from those establishments and not others. obtained a permit and had an insurance policy indemnifying the City.  They also had portable toilets.

While appearing on Sheridan Media’s Public Pulse, Keller informed listeners of the preparation and investments made by those establishments to allow their patrons to do so. 

Lt. D. Keller

The Free Rides Home Program was taken advantage of more this year than in years previous. With two drivers, the program gave 149 patrons rides home. According to Ringley, with the smaller crowd this year due to the cancellation of the street dance, that number demonstrates more individuals utilized the program than previous years.

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