NSP troopers arrest 60 impaired drivers during holiday season

Photo: Nebraska State Patrol

(Undated) -- Dozens of impaired drivers are taken off the road by Nebraska State Patrol troopers over their holiday season during their Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over campaign.

The Nebraska State Patrol says troopers made 60 arrests for driving under the influence. “Every DUI arrest has the potential of saving lives,” said Colonel John Bolduc, Superintendent of the Nebraska State Patrol. “Planning ahead to have a sober driver has the same potential.”

The Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over campaign ran from December 17th through January 1st. The NSP says in addition to the 60 arrests for driving under the influence, troopers issued more than 700 citations for speeding, including 63 cases in which the driver was traveling at 100 miles per hour or more. Troopers also issued citations for driving under suspension (75), minor in possession of alcohol (27), open alcohol container (35), no proof of insurance (36), no seat belt (17), and improper child restraint (8). Troopers also performed 628 motorist assists during the campaign.

“This was a busy holiday season on the roads, as many people were able to gather with families and friends across our state,” said Colonel Bolduc. “As we get going in 2022, we urge all motorists to be safe as they travel and always have a sober driver.”

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