Nebraska State Patrol holiday enforcement now underway

Nebraska City News-Press

Nebraska State Troopers will be working overtime during the holidays to keep Nebraska roads safe. The Nebraska State Patrol is teaming up with hundreds of law enforcement agencies across the country for the “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” effort.

The campaign runs from today (Dec. 18) through Friday, Jan. 1, 2021, and includes dozens of law enforcement agencies throughout Nebraska. Troopers will perform high-visibility patrols throughout the state, monitoring the roads for impaired drivers.

“As we close out 2020, we urge everyone on the road to work together to make these final weeks safe for those traveling,” said Colonel John Bolduc, Superintendent of the Nebraska State Patrol. “We’ll all have some interesting memories of this year, but losing a loved one in a traffic crash is a memory nobody should take from the holiday season.”

NSP urges motorists to take advantage of many methods available to prevent impaired driving. Multiple organizations offer free rides during the holidays, in addition to options such as ride-sharing, taxi services, or designating a driver.

This effort is made possible thanks in part to a grant for $23,000 from the Nebraska Department of Transportation – Highway Safety Office.