‘Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over’ campaign results released
The ‘Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over’ crackdown is a nationwide effort to reduce the number of impaired drivers on the public roads.
The Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office participated in the crackdown by conducting saturation patrol on Friday and Saturday nights from December 13, 2019 until December 28, 2019. Additional deputies were on duty to run traffic on an individual basis. Their efforts were concentrated on the detection of alcohol impaired drivers and other alcohol related violations.
The deputies involved in the saturation patrol contacted 114 vehicles, issued 76 official traffic citations, issued 81 warning/defect cards, and made 1 criminal arrest.
Official traffic citations included 2 driving while intoxicated, 2 driving during suspension, 54 speeding, 1 careless driving violation, 7 registration and insurance violations, 2 child restraint violations, 1 fictitious license plates violation and 7 various traffic law violations.
One criminal arrest was made for being in possession of drug paraphernalia.
Overtime compensation for the additional deputies working during the crackdown was paid through a mini-grant funded by the Nebraska Department of Transportation Highway Safety Office.