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Troopers Arrest 47 Impaired Drivers As Summer Travel Season Begins

Colonel John Bolduc NSP 2023

Troopers with the Nebraska State Patrol removed from the road 47 impaired drivers during a statewide campaign to begin the summer travel season.

The Make It Click campaign ran from May 20 through June 2. During the effort, troopers and dispatchers worked overtime to keep Nebraska roadways safe as summer travel ramped up around Memorial Day Weekend.

During the two-week campaign, troopers made 47 arrests for driving under the influence. Troopers also issued citations for speeding (955, including 43 for 100 MPH or more), no seat belt (40), improper child restraint (12), driving under suspension (87), open alcohol container (24), and minor in possession of alcohol (21). Troopers also assisted 439 motorists in need of help during the campaign.

Throughout the summer months, NSP encourages all travelers to practice safe driving on Nebraska roadways. Always drive sober, follow posted speed limits, eliminate distractions, and make your seat belt click. Any motorists in need of help can call the NSP Highway Helpline at *55 to reach an NSP dispatcher.

The Make It Click campaign was made possible thanks in part to grant funding from the Nebraska Department of Transportation – Highway Safety Office.