State troopers removed 75 impaired drivers from the road during the holiday season for drunk or drugged driving.
“Every arrest for impaired driving is potentially a life-saving act,” said Col. John Bolduc, Superintendent of the Nebraska State Patrol.
Also, troopers cited more than 1,000 people for speeding, as well as:
79 — Driving under suspension
47 — No proof of insurance
41 — Open alcohol container
24 — Minor in possession of alcohol
29 — No seat belt
7 — Improper child restraint
Also, troopers also assisted 1,046 motorists on Nebraska roads. Calls for assistance increased because of winter storms that hit between Christmas and New Year’s Eve, NSP spokesman Cody Thomas said.
The enforcement ran from Dec.13-Jan. 1. It was part of the national “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” campaign. Troopers and dispatchers worked overtime. So did law officers across the entire country this holiday season to promote sober driving and enforce impaired driving laws.
The “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” campaign was made possible thanks in part to a grant for $28,000 from the Highway Safety Office of the.Nebraska Department of Transportation, Thomas said. The grant helped pay for overtime.