Driver’s blood alcohol level was four times legal limit, Nebraska troopers say

LINCOLN, Neb. (KLKN) — Company holiday parties are a time to let your hair down, but the Nebraska State Patrol is reminding Nebraskans to have a plan to get home safely.

During a weekend traffic stop, a driver blew a .339 blood alcohol content, more than four times the legal limit, the Nebraska State Patrol said on Facebook.

The driver was arrested, the patrol said.

Unsafe driving behaviors, like driving under the influence and speeding, are on the rise, according to a AAA study.

This comes after three years of the survey showing a decline in these behaviors.

This year, the survey found a 9% increase in tired drivers, a 14% increase in drivers consuming cannabis within an hour of getting behind the wheel and a 24% increase in drivers thinking they were over the legal limit.

The state patrol said every DUI stop it makes has the potential to save several lives.

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