Lt. Kurt Bottorff of the Fremont Police Division stated the “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” grant marketing campaign by means of the Nebraska Division of Transportation was a hit.
“Hats off to Sgt. (Kurt) Pafford who form of organized all of this and set all of it up,” Bottorff stated. “There have been some actually good outcomes, together with 138 whole contacts.”
This system ran Aug. 20 by means of Sept. 6. Seven officers labored 105 time beyond regulation hours in the course of the grant interval.
There have been 67 citations for rushing, two felony arrests, one reckless driving arrest, three driving inebriated arrests, two open container of alcohol arrests, one seat belt violation quotation, two fugitives arrested and 72 whole citations issued.
The Dodge County Sheriff’s Workplace additionally participated within the marketing campaign. Along with varied citations, there have been 14 arrests for impaired driving.
“We are able to’t stress this sufficient: Drunk driving is lethal, unlawful conduct and it places the driving force, his or her passengers and different highway customers at a horrible danger,” Dodge County Sheriff Steve Hespen stated. “This marketing campaign helps our regulation enforcement officers higher tackle this downside head on. If you happen to really feel impaired by any substance, don’t get behind the wheel of a automobile.”
In 2019, 6,877 drivers had been arrested for DUI and 1,542 drivers had been concerned in alcohol-related crashes. Of all alcohol-related crashes in Nebraska, there have been 51 fatalities and a further 657 accidents in 2019.