NSP troopers arrest 65 impaired drivers during holiday season

Troopers with the Nebraska State Patrol removed from the road 65 impaired drivers during the holiday season, according to NSP Spokesperson Cody Thomas.

During the final two weeks of 2023, troopers participated in the national Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over campaign. The campaign ran from December 15 through January 1 and included hundreds of law enforcement agencies across the country.

“The holidays are always a busy time of year on Nebraska roadways, and with a winter storm right in the middle this year, our troopers were working around the clock to keep roads safe,” said Colonel John Bolduc, Superintendent of the Nebraska State Patrol.

During the campaign, troopers made 65 arrests for driving under the influence. Troopers also cited 985 drivers for speeding, including 51 drivers for traveling at 100 miles per hour or higher. Citations were also issued for no seat belt (15), improper child restraint (14), open alcohol container (31), minor in possession of alcohol (35), and driving under suspension (111). Troopers also performed 656 motorist assists and responded to 123 crashes during the campaign.

The Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over effort was made possible thanks in part to grant funding from the Nebraska Department of Transportation – Highway Safety Office.

As the new year begins, NSP reminds all motorists to be prepared for winter driving conditions over the next few months. Check Nebraska’s 511 system for updated road conditions and keep a winter travel kit in your vehicle, including items such as: water, food, first aid kit, warm clothes and blankets, hat and gloves, cell phone charger, jumper cables, bag of sand, bag of salt or ice melt, flashlight and ice scraper.

 

 

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