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NSP nabs 41 “impaired drivers” during holiday enforcement campaign

More than 480 speeding tickets issued as well
Posted at 1:22 PM, Jan 04, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-04 14:37:47-05

NEB. (KMTV) — During Nebraska State Patrol’s (NSP) “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” campaign, 41 “impaired drivers” were removed from state roadways during the holiday season.

“Nebraska roads saw significantly fewer fatalities in December compared to the last several years,” said Colonel John Bolduc, Superintendent of the Nebraska State Patrol. “That positive statistic is a credit to safe driving by the public and dedication by troopers and other law enforcement officers who work to prevent tragic crashes.”

In addition to “impaired drivers,” NSP issues citations for the following:

  • Speeding - 485
  • Open alcohol container - 16
  • Minor in possession - 6
  • Driving under suspension - 57
  • No proof of insurance - 28
  • No seat belt - 17
  • Improper child restraint - 4

The campaign ran from Dec. 18 through Jan. 1 and was made possible thanks to a grant for $23,000 by the Nebraska Department of Transportation – Highway Safety Office and overtime put in by troopers.

NSP also assisted more than 800 motorists in need of assistance during two winter storms that took place during the enforcement campaign.

The Omaha Police Department also released results of its part in the campaign:

  • 75 Arrests for Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol
    • 59 arrests for 1st offense DUI
    • 8 arrests for 2nd offense DUI
    • 7 arrests for Felony (3 or more) DUI
    • 1 arrests for DUI under 21 years of age
  • 9 arrests for refusing to take an evidentiary breath test
  • 7 arrests for minor in possession of alcohol
  • 139 Arrests for Operating During Suspension
  • 48 Arrests for Careless/Reckless Driving
  • 15 citations for no seat belt
  • 20 citations for having an open container of alcohol in the vehicle
  • 1 citation for improper child restraint
  • 86 citations for Possession of Marijuana and Drug Equipment
  • 47 Arrests for Possession of a Controlled Substance
  • 358 citations for Speeding

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