Tooele City Police Department reported zero fatalities during the New Year’s holiday.
According to Lt. Jeremy Hansen, public information officer for the Tooele City Police Department, Tooele City added one extra DUI patrol shift during the holiday.
The extra officer was also looking out looking for drivers speeding or not following the rules of the road.
During the holiday, officers found two DUI drivers and there were three traffic accidents in Tooele City.
“Overall, it went pretty well,” said Hansen. “It wasn’t a bad weekend. It was fairly quiet.”
Hansen said that during 2021, drivers should continue to be trying to stay safe on the road.
“The advice is really the same no matter what time of the year it is,” he said. “Make sure you are wearing your seatbelts, make sure you are following seatbelt regulations for children, like making sure you are using appropriate car seats, and make sure you aren’t driving impaired. If you follow the traffic laws in general, it’s just safer for everybody.”
Hansen said that the Tooele City Police don’t have any goals for the new year other than following what the Highway Safety office and Tooele City officials tell them to do.
“Everything pretty much stays consistent,” he said. “We just keep doing the things we are expected to do.”