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Columbus police department kicks off underage drinking, impaired driving campaign

Posted at 11:57 AM, Mar 09, 2019
and last updated 2019-03-09 12:57:50-05

COLUMBUS, Neb. (KMTV) — The Columbus Police Department has kicked off a specialized traffic enforcement campaign this month, focusing on underage drinking parties and impaired drivers.

March brings an increased risk of incidents related to alcohol due to spring break, March Madness events and St. Patrick's Day celebrations.

A grant of $5,750 was awarded to the Columbus PD by the Nebraska Highway Safety Office. The funding will be used to pay for additional officers to specifically target impaired drivers, a post from the Columbus PD says.

Columbus Police ask the public to report any impaired drivers or underage parties by calling 402-564-3201.