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NSP nabs 77 drivers during DUI campaign

Posted at 2:15 PM, Sep 04, 2019

OMAHA, Neb. (KMTV) — The Nebraska State Patrol says they arrested 77 impaired drivers during the "Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over" DUI campaign which ran from August 16 through September 2.

“This campaign is an important one as we close the summer driving season,” said Colonel John Bolduc, Superintendent of the Nebraska State Patrol. “Our troopers have worked night and day over the summer months to patrol the roads, respond to dangerous situations, and assist in flood relief efforts.”

In addition to arresting 77 people for DUI's, troopers issued citations for the following:

  • Speeding - 1,121
  • Driving under suspension 101
  • Open container 26
  • Minor in possession 15
  • No proof of insurance 55
  • No seat belt 47
  • Improper child restraint 26

The campaign is part of Nebraska State Patrol's "100 Days of Summer" initiative which runs from Labor Day to Memorial day in an effort to keep roads safe.

The Omaha Police Department (OPD) says they also participated in the campaign.

Here are their results:

  • 20 Total arrests for Driving Under the Influence
  • 16 arrests for first offense DUI
  • 2 arrests for second offense DUI
  • 2 arrests for felony DUI (3 or more prior DUI convictions)
  • 57 arrests for Operating During Suspension / No Driver’s License
  • 22 citations for seat belt / child restraint violations
  • 6 arrests for Careless/Negligent/Reckless Driving
  • 8 arrests for Possession of Marijuana and Drug Equipment
  • 3 arrests for Open Container of Alcohol / Minor In Possession Charges
  • 616 total citations issued
  • 309 for Speeding