It was a busy two weeks for Nebraska State Troopers surrounding Memorial Day.
Troopers were watching for seat belt violations, but they found 17 fugitives and nine stolen vehicles as well.
There were 37 arrests for driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs, and also 68 people were charged with drug possession during the annual “click it or ticket” enforcement.
Seventy people were charged with driving on a suspended license.
NSP spokesman Cody Thomas said more than 1,600 speeding tickets were issued, along with 101 citations for seatbelt violations.
In addition to the 101 seatbelt violations, troopers issued 27 citations for improper child restraint and made 37 arrests for driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs, Thomas said.
The enforcement ran from May 21-June 3 in conjunction with other departments around Nebraska and agencies around the country. The campaign included high-visibility patrols, special enforcement areas, and vehicle checks.
37 – Open container
23 – Minor in possession
60 – No proof of insurance
6 – Reckless driving arrests
460 – Motorist assists
2,691 – Total citations
“Click It or Ticket” was made possible in part by a grant for $28,830 from the Nebraska Department of Transportation–Highway Safety Office, Thomas said, to cover overtime pay and other extra expenses.