Driver Sober Or Get Pulled Over Campaign Ends With 66 DUI Arrests

Driver Sober Or Get Pulled Over Campaign Ends With 66 DUI Arrests
Courtesy of NSP.

LINCOLN – A total of 66 impaired drivers were taken off the road during the final ‘Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over’ campaign.

According to a release from the Nebraska State Patrol, this was a busy summer on Nebraska roadways.

NSP troopers and dispatchers have been working day and night to keep Nebraskans and visitors safe. As the summer driving seasons ends, officials encourage all motorists to also do their part to keep the roads safe.

During the campaign, which ran from August 19 through September 5, troopers arrested 66 people for driving under the influence. ‘Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over’ is made possible thanks in part to a grant for $26,550 from the Nebraska Department of Transportation – Highway Safety Office.

In addition to the 66 drivers arrested for driving under the influence, troopers also issued citations for speeding (1,217), driving under suspension (91), open alcohol container (37), minor in possession of alcohol (27), no proof of insurance (63), no seat belt (24) and improper child restraint (22). Troopers also assisted 722 motorists and investigated 74 crashes.

Labor Day weekend also marked the close of the summer driving season. Throughout the summer, troopers gave dozens of safety presentations and participated in localized enforcement campaigns. Since Memorial Day, troopers have made 274 arrests for impaired driving. Troopers also performed more than 4,400 motorist assists during the summer months.

With Summer travel now in the rear view, NSP officials state now is a great time to get prepared for changing weather patterns. But no matter the season, everyone should always drive sober.