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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 meansused by a peace officer to control all traffic through a point on any highwaywithin the state whereby all vehicles may be slowed or stopped for thepurposes 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 theirrespective or adjacent jurisdictions, temporary roadblocks upon the highwayswithin this state for the purpose of apprehending persons reasonably believedby the officers to be wanted for violation of the laws of this or any otherstate, 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 travelingpublic, the following minimum requirements shall be met by peace officersestablishing temporary roadblocks if time and circumstances allow:

 

(i) The temporary roadblock shall be established at a point onthe 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 warninglights shall be visible to oncoming traffic for a distance of not less than twohundred (200) yards. The display of flashing emergency warning lights on amarked law enforcement vehicle shall be sufficient under this paragraph; and

 

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

 

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Statutes > Wyoming > Title7 > Chapter17

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 meansused by a peace officer to control all traffic through a point on any highwaywithin the state whereby all vehicles may be slowed or stopped for thepurposes 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 theirrespective or adjacent jurisdictions, temporary roadblocks upon the highwayswithin this state for the purpose of apprehending persons reasonably believedby the officers to be wanted for violation of the laws of this or any otherstate, 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 travelingpublic, the following minimum requirements shall be met by peace officersestablishing temporary roadblocks if time and circumstances allow:

 

(i) The temporary roadblock shall be established at a point onthe 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 warninglights shall be visible to oncoming traffic for a distance of not less than twohundred (200) yards. The display of flashing emergency warning lights on amarked law enforcement vehicle shall be sufficient under this paragraph; and

 

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

 


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Statutes > Wyoming > Title7 > Chapter17

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 meansused by a peace officer to control all traffic through a point on any highwaywithin the state whereby all vehicles may be slowed or stopped for thepurposes 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 theirrespective or adjacent jurisdictions, temporary roadblocks upon the highwayswithin this state for the purpose of apprehending persons reasonably believedby the officers to be wanted for violation of the laws of this or any otherstate, 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 travelingpublic, the following minimum requirements shall be met by peace officersestablishing temporary roadblocks if time and circumstances allow:

 

(i) The temporary roadblock shall be established at a point onthe 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 warninglights shall be visible to oncoming traffic for a distance of not less than twohundred (200) yards. The display of flashing emergency warning lights on amarked law enforcement vehicle shall be sufficient under this paragraph; and

 

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

 

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