Troopers Arrest Dozens of Impaired Drivers During State Basketball Tourney

(Lincoln, NE) -- The Nebraska State Patrol releases results from the special operation during the state high school basketball tournament.

The NSP says troopers removed nearly two dozen impaired drivers from the road during this year’s NSAA State Basketball tournaments. The state patrol says during the two weekends of state basketball in Lincoln, troopers across the state arrested 23 people for driving under the influence. Troopers also stopped 36 drivers for speeding at 100 miles per hour or more.

In addition to the 23 people arrested for driving under the influence, troopers issued citations for speeding (710), open alcohol container (22), driving under suspension (53), no seat belt (13), improper child restraint (13), and minor in possession (11). Troopers also assisted 311 motorists in need of help on the road during the two weekends.

The two campaigns ran from March 1-4 and March 8-11.

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