LINCOLN – As the summer travel season winds down, troopers with the Nebraska State Patrol are making another push to keep the roads safe during the annual ‘Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over’ campaign.
According to a release from NSP, 15 impaired drivers were removed from the road during the first weekend of the national campaign. This marks the end of the summer driving season.
Troopers and dispatchers will be working overtime during the next two weeks as part of the effort, which runs through Labor Day, September 5. ‘Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over’ includes law enforcement and public safety partners throughout the country.
So far in 2022, troopers have made nearly 600 arrests for driving under the influence in Nebraska. Fifteen of those arrests occurred this weekend, with the start of ‘Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over’.
Nebraska State Patrol officials state impaired driving is dangerous for everyone on the road. As the summer driving season winds down, troopers urge all motorists to drive safely and always drive sober.
The campaign is made possible thanks in part to a grant for $26,550 from the Nebraska Department of Transportation – Highway Safety Office.