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Troopers arrest 16 impaired drivers over 4th of July weekend

Posted at 4:17 PM, Jul 09, 2019
and last updated 2019-07-09 17:18:18-04

LINCOLN, Neb. (KMTV) — Nebraska State Patrol troopers arrested 16 impaired drivers throughout the holiday weekend from July 3 through 7.

A $16.930 grant from the Nebraska Department of Transportation Highway Safety Office helped make the enforcement possible. While the grant enforcement ran from July 3 through 5, troopers remained vigilant on the roads throughout the weekend, NSP says.

“Troopers across the state not only patrolled Nebraska’s roads this weekend, but also assisted with local Independence Day celebrations in a variety of ways,” said Colonel John Bolduc, Superintendent of the Nebraska State Patrol. “As we continue to move through the summer, we encourage all motorists to follow traffic safety laws, avoid distracted or impaired driving, and always wear your seat belt.”

Along with 16 drivers arrested for DUI, troopers issued the following citations over the holiday weekend, NSP says:
Speeding (487), open container (14), minor in possession (8), driving under suspension (37), no proof of insurance (20), no seat belt (23), and improper child restraint (16).