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Impaired drivers cited during campaign

 

January 9, 2020



Troopers with the Nebraska State Patrol removed 75 impaired drivers from the road during the holiday season. The effort coincided with the national Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over campaign.

“Every arrest for impaired driving is potentially a life-saving act,” said Colonel John Bolduc, superintendent of the Nebraska State Patrol.

During the enforcement, which ran Dec. 13 through Jan. 1, troopers and dispatchers worked overtime to keep Nebraska roads safe. Troopers teamed up with law enforcement officers across the state to promote sober driving and enforce impaired driving laws.

In addition to the arrests for drunk or drugged driving, troopers also issued citations for speeding, 1,012; driving under suspension, 79; no proof of insurance, 47; open alcohol container, 41; minor in possession of alcohol, 24; no seat belt, 29 and improper child restraint, seven.

Troopers also assisted 1,046 motorists in need of help on Nebraska roads. The holiday season included multiple snow events that affected travel in different areas of the state.

 

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