“You Drink & Drive You Lose”

By: Dan Messineo

The Nebraska State Patrol kicks off a holiday campaign called “You Drink & Drive You Lose.”  The state patrol wants to make sure if holiday celebrations involve drinking that people don’t get behind the wheel. 

Col. David Sankey, Superintendent of the Nebraska State Patrol said it’s about keeping people safe during the holiday season.  “The extra holiday cheer isn’t worth the heartache of a collision or the possibility of being arrested,” Col. Sankey said.  

The campaign lasts from December 14th to January 1st.  As part of the program, troopers will be working overtime hours which will include Christmas, and of course, the New Year’s holiday.   The extra hours worked will be paid by a $28,000 grant from the Nebraska Office of Highway Safety. 

Col. Sankey said the state patrol also depends on citizens to keep the roads safe.  He urges you to call *55 if you see a reckless or impaired driver on the road.