NewsLocal News

Actions

113 arrested in NE during "Drive High? Get a DUI" campaign

Posted: 2:57 PM, May 04, 2019
Updated: 2019-05-04 19:57:55Z
Marijuana activists plan to light up during the inauguration

OMAHA, Neb. (KMTV) — A whopping 113 people were caught high behind the wheel in Nebraska over the course of two days--one of them being 4/20--during the "Drive High? Get a DUI" campaign.

The "Drive High? Get a DUI" campaign was conducted from April 19 through the 20th in five states, totaling 737 drug-related driving arrests.

Law enforcement officers and Drug Recognition Experts from agencies in Arkansas, Kansas, Iowa, Missouri and Nebraska teamed up to conduct a high-visibility enforcement effort, paying close attention to motorists who drive under the influence of drugs.

The campaign was spearheaded by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and the State Highway Safety Offices.

“This was an effort to deter drug-impaired driving of all kinds. Many people falsely believe that driving while high is safe; they are wrong. THC impairs judgment, reaction time, and makes it harder for drivers to keep a steady position in their lane,” said NHTSA Region 7 Administrator Susan DeCourcy in a press release.

The following are results from the campaign:

Enforcement ResultsARKSIAMONETotal
Number of Arrests75148136265113737

For more information on impaired driving, visit this website .