(Neb)-NSP Arrests 64 Impaired Drivers During "You Drink & Drive, You Lose"
LINCOLN, Neb. - The Nebraska State Patrol was busy during the latest 18-day run of the You Drink & Drive, You Lose anti-drunk driving campaign that ended New Year's Day.
The campaign, now called Drive Sober or Pull Over at the national level, saw troopers make 64 arrests for impaired driving - 61 involving alcohol and 3 involving drugs.
The State Patrol shared $200,000 in highway safety funds with 50 local law enforcement agencies, including the Chadron Police Department, to cover the overtime costs of putting more officers on the streets from Dec 14-Jan 1. The Patrol's share was $25,000.
Colonel John Bolduc, Superintendent of the State Patrol, says “Impaired driving not only puts yourself at risk of injury or death, but also poses a risk to everyone else on the road."
He's pleased with the hard work by troopers and dispatchers over the last 2-plus weeks to take impaired drivers off the road, and ensure safe roads for all of Nebraska.
In addition to the 64 drunk and drugged driving arrests, troopers arrested 66 people for possession of drugs and 6 for reckless driving.
They also issued 1,055 citations for speeding, 75 for driving under suspension, 57 for no seat belt, 54 for no proof of insurance, 35 for open container, 15 for improper child restraint and 13 for minor in possession
Troopers also helped a much larger number of motorists in need of assistance - 787 - mostly during the strong snow storm that struck Nebraska last week.
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