Drive Sober Or Get Pulled Over Campaign, NSP’s 100 Days Of Summer Initiative Concludes

Drive Sober Or Get Pulled Over Campaign, NSP’s 100 Days Of Summer Initiative Concludes
Courtesy of NSP.

LINCOLN – Throughout the summer months, troopers with the Nebraska State Patrol held their annual ‘Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over’ campaign.

According to a release from NSP, 55 impaired drivers were removed in a final push to close out the summer travel season earlier this month.

NSP officials stated this summer was filled with road trips and vacations for many families across Nebraska and visitors coming to the state. Troopers also stayed busy helping motorists and working to keep the roads safe for all travelers.

During the campaign, which lasted from August 20 through September 6, troopers made 55 arrests for driving under the influence. Troopers also issued citations for speeding (930), driving under suspension (91), no proof of insurance (71), minor in possession (9), open alcohol container (18), no seat belt (20) and improper child restraint (8). During the two-week effort, troopers also performed 796 motorist assists.

The ‘Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over’ effort was made possible thanks in part to a grant for $25,000 from the Nebraska Department of Transportation – Highway Safety Office.

Labor Day weekend also marked the close of NSP’s 100 Days of Summer initiative, which focuses on traffic-related education and enforcement efforts throughout the state.

Troopers gave dozens of safety presentations and participated in numerous enforcement campaigns focused on localized areas around Nebraska. Since Memorial Day, troopers have assisted more than 4,700 motorists in need of help on Nebraska roads and made 297 arrests for impaired driving.

NSP officials want to remind drivers with the transition of the fall months that changing weather can certainly have an impact on travel conditions. Troopers encourage all motorists to be ready for changing weather and drive safely by always driving sober, avoiding distractions and wearing a seat belt.