LINCOLN – Over a 10-day period of nearly three weeks during the “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” campaign, 45 impaired drivers have been removed from Nebraska roads.
According to a release from the Nebraska State Patrol, those 45 arrests for drunk driving could very well have prevented a tragedy as troopers are working diligently to keep Nebraska roads safe throughout the holidays and motorists should do their part as well by driving sober.
Troopers, deputies, officers and dispatchers from dozens of agencies across Nebraska are teaming up for the annual “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” enforcement effort, which began on December 13 and runs through January 1. Approximately 33 percent of fatality crashes on Nebraska roads in 2019 have involved alcohol.
There are numerous ways to get home safely if you’ve been drinking. Take advantage of services such as AAA’s Tow-To-Go program, call a cab, use a ridesharing app or designate a driver.
The “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” campaign is made possible thanks in part to a grant from the Nebraska Department of Transportation – Highway Safety Office.
Troopers will be on the road throughout the holiday season to enforce traffic safety laws and assist motorists in need of help. If you need assistance while you are traveling, call *55 or 1-800-525-5555 to reach the NSP Highway Helpline. For emergencies, call 911.