Nebraska troopers arrest 66 during anti-impaired driving campaign

LINCOLN, Neb. (KLKN) – Troopers arrested 66 drivers on suspicion of DUI during an anti-impaired driving campaign, the Nebraska State Patrol said.

The Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over campaign began on Aug. 19 and ended on Monday.

“This has been a busy summer on Nebraska roadways,” said Col. John Bolduc, superintendent of the state patrol. “Our troopers and dispatchers have been working day and night to keep Nebraskans and our visitors safe. As the summer driving season ends, we encourage all motorists to also do their part to keep our roads safe.”

The additional enforcement was made possible thanks to a $26,550 grant from the Nebraska Department of Transportation’s Highway Safety Office.

During the campaign, troopers also issued citations to 1,217 drivers for speeding, 91 for driving under suspension and 27 for minors in possession of alcohol.

Troopers also helped out 4,400 drivers across the state and investigated 74 crashes, the patrol said.

Since Memorial Day, troopers have made 274 arrests for impaired driving, according to the patrol.

“Summer travel is now in the rearview, so now is a great time to get prepared for changing weather patterns,” Bolduc said in a press release. “But no matter the season, everyone should always drive sober.”

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