LINCOLN, Neb. (KCAU) – Nebraska State Patrol (NSP) troopers announced they removed 73 impaired drivers during the “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” campaign.
According to a release, between August 21 through September 7, 73 arrests were made for DUI’s. Other citations that were issued during the campaign include:
- 1,196 speeding citations
- 97 driving under suspension
- 54 no proof of insurance
- 26 seat belt violations
- 24 open container
- 17 minor in possession
- 13 improper child restraint
Troopers also performed 767 motorist assists for drivers in need of help on the road.
“This summer driving season has been unique, but our troopers’ dedication to keeping Nebraska roads safe has been steadfast,” said Col. John Bolduc, Superintendent of the Nebraska State Patrol. “As we move into the final months of the year, we encourage all drivers to do their part as well. For whatever reason you’re traveling, drive safely and drive sober.”
The effort was part of a national campaign involving law enforcement agencies throughout the country. The Nebraska Department of Transportation (DOT) – Highway Office gave a grant to NSP for their part in the campaign.
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