Troopers with the Nebraska State Patrol arrested 78 impaired drivers during the two-week long “You Drink & Drive, You Lose” national enforcement campaign designed to raise awareness of the dangers of impaired driving.

Troopers with the Nebraska State Patrol arrested 78 impaired drivers during the two-week long “You Drink & Drive, You Lose” national enforcement campaign designed to raise awareness of the dangers of impaired driving.

During the enforcement period which ran December 13- January 1, 2014, the Nebraska State Patrol conducted special enforcement efforts thanks in part to a $27,900 grant from the Nebraska Office of Highway Safety (NOHS).

In addition to the 78 DWI arrests, troopers issued 1,744 Speeding citations, 96 Driving Under Suspension (DUS), and 79 No Proof of Insurance citations.  Troopers also wrote 326 seat belt citations & warnings, as well as 44 child restraint citations & warnings. Motorists’ assistance was provided to 574 travelers.

The following statistics are a reflection of statewide activity by the Nebraska State Patrol during the “You Drink & Drive, You Lose” enforcement.

78 Driving While Intoxicated (DWI) arrests

1,744 Speeding citations

45 Minor in Possession of Alcohol

68 Open Container

96 Driving Under Suspension (DUS)

79 No Proof of Insurance

326 Seat Belt citations & warnings

44 Child Restraint citations & warnings

574 Motorists Assists