NSP working to keep roads safe from impaired drivers

"Ensuring that you always have a sober driver is the best way to prevent this holiday season from being remembered for a tragedy," said Colonel John Bolduc, Superintendent of NSP. 
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LINCOLN, Neb. (KLKN) – During the holiday season, Nebraska State Troopers will work to keep roads safe from impaired drivers. NSP joins other law enforcement agencies in the state for the annual Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over campaign.

The campaign begins on Friday, Dec. 17 and goes until Saturday, Jan. 1. NSP says troopers and dispatchers will be working overtime during the campaign, thanks to a $26,500 grant from NDOT-HSO.

According to NDOT-HSO, 2020 had 1,534 alcohol-related crashes in Nebraska, a total of 76 fatalities and more than 600 injuries.

In 2021 troopers arrested more than 1,100 under the influence drivers.

“Ensuring that you always have a sober driver is the best way to prevent this holiday season from being remembered for a tragedy,” said Colonel John Bolduc, Superintendent of NSP.

Any motorist who observes can report an impaired driver can call an NSP dispatch center *55 or 800-525-5555.

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