CHADRON – Like drunken driving, drugged driving is impaired driving, which implies it’s unlawful in all 50 states, Puerto Rico and Washington D.C. Whether or not the drug is obtained legally or illegally, driving whereas drug-impaired poses a menace to the motive force, automobile passengers, and different street customers.
Between April 18 and April 20, 2021, Chadron Police Division will be a part of different collaborating legislation enforcement from Arkansas, Kansas, Iowa, Missouri, and Nebraska in “If You Really feel Totally different, You Drive Totally different — Drive Excessive, Get a DUI,” a regional drug-impaired driving enforcement marketing campaign effort to place an finish to drug-impaired driving.
Regulation enforcement officers throughout Chadron will patrol the world. By concentrating legislation enforcement on excessive visitors corridors, organizers hope to place motorists on guard and encourage sober and protected driving.
In 2019, 36% of crash fatalities throughout the state of Arkansas (Iowa 16%, Kansas 18%, Missouri 33%, Nebraska 9%), concerned a driver testing optimistic for a minimum of one drug.
“Drug-impaired driving is a severe security problem for drivers and legislation enforcement on Nebraska roadways,” mentioned Sgt. Patrick Younger. “By intensifying enforcement of drug-impaired driving legal guidelines, we hope folks will assume twice earlier than driving whereas impaired by any drug. It’s lethal for the motive force, but in addition for his or her passengers, and different folks on roadways. In case you are taking any sort of drug, prescription, over-the-counter or unlawful, make plans for a sober driver. Don’t get behind the wheel of a automobile.”