St. Patrick’s Day Special Enforcement Campaign Results

St. Patrick’s Day Special Enforcement Campaign Results
Courtesy of NSP.

LINCOLN – Nebraska State Patrol Troopers recently completed a special enforcement operation.

According to a release from NSP, this campaign was designed to maintain safe roadways on St. Patrick’s Day.

NPS officials state whether it’s St. Patrick’s Day or any other day, it’s always important to have a sober driver lined up if you’ve been drinking. Alcohol plays a factor in approximately one of every three fatal crashes in Nebraska. Using a designated driver, a rideshare, a cab or safe ride program makes your ride home safer for you and everyone else on the road.

During the St. Patrick’s Day effort, troopers arrested three people for driving under the influence and issued citations for speeding (66), open alcohol container (8), minor in possession of alcohol (3), driving under suspension (8), no seat belt (3) and improper child restraint (1). Troopers also performed 63 motorist assists throughout the day.

This effort was made possible thanks in part to a grant for $11,800 from the Nebraska Department of Transportation – Highway Safety Office.