NSP: Two week campaign leads to over 70 DUI’s
LINCOLN, Neb. (KLKN) — Over 70 impaired drivers were removed from the road by Nebraska State Patrol (NSP) Troopers during the “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” campaign.
“This summer driving season has been unique, but our troopers’ dedication to keeping Nebraska roads safe has been steadfast,” said Colonel John Bolduc, NSP Superintendent. “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 spanned from Friday, Aug. 21 to Monday, Sept. 7. It was a part of a national campaign involving law enforcement agencies across the county. NSP involvement was made possible in part to a 20,000 dollar grant from the Nebraska Department of Transportation – Highway Safety Office.
In total, NSP arrested 73 individuals for driving under the influence (DUI). Troopers also issued citations 1,196 for speeding, 97 for driving under suspension, 54 for having no proof of insurance, 24 for driving with an open container, 17 for minor(s) in possession, 26 for not wearing a seat belt, and 13 for improper child restraint.
This campaign also marks the end of NSP’s annual “100 Days of Summer” campaign, focused on safe driving during the summer months. In total, Troopers assisted 4,700 motorists in need of help and arrested 320 for DUI’s. Speeding continued to be an issue in Nebraska over the summer, with troopers issuing 390 speeding tickets for motorists going over 100 mph, more than double the speeding tickets from last summer.