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Law enforcement shares holiday DUI enforcement results

Multiple arrests and citations issued
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Posted at 2:31 PM, Jan 02, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-02 15:31:00-05

OMAHA, Neb. (KMTV) — Nationwide, law enforcement agencies took part in the “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” campaign taking place during the holiday season. Today, the Nebraska State Patrol (NSP) and the Omaha Police Department (OPD) released the results of their participation in it.

NSP says the campaign is an important part of keeping roadways safe.

“Every arrest for impaired driving is potentially a life-saving act,” said Colonel John Bolduc, Superintendent of the Nebraska State Patrol. “Our troopers are constantly on the lookout for impaired drivers, but the best way to police drunk driving is for motorists to always drive sober.”

NSP released the following enforcement results:

  • Nebraska State Patrol removed 75 impaired drivers from the road during the holiday season
  • 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 (7)

OPD released the following enforcement results:

  • 111 Arrests for Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol
    • 95 arrests for 1st offense DUI
    • 8 arrests for 2nd offense DUI
    • 4 arrests for Felony (3 or more) DUI
    • 3 arrests for DUI under 21 years of age
    • 1 arrest for DUI / narcotics
  • 3 arrests for DUI / Drive with child y/o or younger
  • 21 arrests for refusing to take chemical breath test
  • 17 arrests for minor in possession of alcohol
  • 339 Arrests for Operating During Suspension
  • 35 Arrests for Careless/Reckless Driving
  • 35 citations for no seat belt
  • 55 citations for having open container of alcohol in vehicle
  • 6 citations for improper child restraint
  • 188 Arrests for Possession of Marijuana and Drug Equipment
  • 72 Arrests for Possession of a Controlled Substance
  • 521 citations for Speeding

The “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” campaign is made possible, in part, thanks to grants from the Nebraska Department of Transportation.