2010 Wyoming Statutes
Title 7 - Criminal Procedure
Chapter 17 - Roadblocks



7-17-101. Definitions.



(a) As used in W.S. 7-17-101 through 7-17-103:


(i) "Peace officer" means as defined by W.S. 7-2-101;


(ii) "Temporary roadblock" means any device or means used by a peace officer to control all traffic through a point on any highway within the state whereby all vehicles may be slowed or stopped for the purposes defined in W.S. 7-17-102;


(iii) "Highway" means as defined by W.S. 31-1-101(a)(viii).


7-17-102. Authority to establish.


Peace officers may establish, in their respective or adjacent jurisdictions, temporary roadblocks upon the highways within this state for the purpose of apprehending persons reasonably believed by the officers to be wanted for violation of the laws of this or any other state, or of the United States, and who are using any highway within the state.


7-17-103. Minimum requirements.



(a) For the purpose of warning and protecting the traveling public, the following minimum requirements shall be met by peace officers establishing temporary roadblocks if time and circumstances allow:


(i) The temporary roadblock shall be established at a point on the highway clearly visible at a distance of not less than two hundred (200) yards in either direction;


(ii) At the point of the temporary roadblock flashing warning lights shall be visible to oncoming traffic for a distance of not less than two hundred (200) yards. The display of flashing emergency warning lights on a marked law enforcement vehicle shall be sufficient under this paragraph; and


(iii) At least one (1) person working a temporary roadblock shall be in uniform and visible and at least one (1) vehicle used in a temporary roadblock shall be clearly marked as a law enforcement vehicle.


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