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Statewide Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over campaign starts Friday

Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over campaign begins Friday
Posted at 9:37 AM, Aug 15, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-15 12:04:17-04

OMAHA, Neb. (KMTV) — The Nebraska "Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over" campaign starts tomorrow and runs through Labor Day.

Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over Campaign Kicking Off

The Omaha Police Department held a press conference at 10 o'clock today to kick off the campaign. You can watch the press conference on our website, Facebook page, and all other streaming devices.

Last year, 33 percent of Nebraska's fatal crashes were alcohol involved, a three percent increase from the 30 percent in 2017. Drivers aged 21-34 are represented in 51 percent of total alcohol involved crashes. In total, Nebraska had over 1,600 alcohol involved crashes in 2018, 54 of them were fatal, and 682 alcohol related crashes involved an injury.

During last year's Labor Day holiday, Nebraska law enforcement participated in 18 statewide checkpoints and made 246 DUI arrests.