Nebraska State Patrol Wraps Up Summer With “Drive Sober Or Get Pulled Over” Campaign


     The Nebraska State Patrol arrested 94 impaired drivers during the latest edition of the Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over anti-drunk driving campaign. 

     The 3-week effort ended on Labor Day with grants from the Nebraska Dept of Transportation – Highway Safety Office to the State Patrol and over 3 dozen local agencies to cover the overtime costs of putting more officers on the road.

     Troopers issued 1,580 speeding citations during Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over, including 70 for speeds at or above 100 mph, 

      There were also 120 citations for driving under suspension, 47 for no seat belt, 31 for open container, 26 for improper child restraint, and 15 for MIP with troopers also performing 794 motorist assists and making 99 felony arrests.

     Labor Day marked the traditional end of the summer travel season, and from Memorial Day Weekend to Labor Day Weekend, Nebraska State troopers made 393 arrests for driving under the influence. 

     Troopers also cited 357 drivers for speeding at or above 100 mph, and they performed over 4,000 motorist assists across the state. 

       State Patrol Supt Colonel John Bolduc says “With summer vacations in the rear view, now is the time to stay alert for changing weather conditions and keep an eye out for farm machinery moving from field to field.”