Lincoln, Neb. — Troopers with the Nebraska State Patrol removed from the road 26 impaired drivers during Thanksgiving weekend.
This weekend marked one of the busiest travel times of the year and coincided with the national Click it or Ticket campaign. Troopers across Nebraska joined law enforcement officers across the country in the annual Thanksgiving weekend effort, which ran from Wednesday through Sunday.
“The roads were full of travelers this weekend and our troopers were busy keeping Nebraskans and our visitors safe,” said Colonel John Bolduc, Superintendent of the Nebraska State Patrol. “As the holiday season gets into full swing, keep in mind that winter weather is possible for the next few months. Plan ahead to drive safely for every trip.”
In addition to the 26 drivers arrested for driving under the influence, troopers also issued citations for speeding (447), including 21 citations for over 100 miles per hour, and citations for open alcohol container (14), driving under suspension (21), no proof of insurance (22), minor in possession of alcohol (8), no seat belt (7), and improper child restraint (9).
Troopers also assisted 168 motorists in need of help on the roadway this weekend. Any motorist in need of assistance can call the NSP Highway Helpline at *55 or 800-525-5555.
Click it or Ticket was made possible thanks in part to a grant for $25,000 from the Nebraska Department of Transportation – Highway Safety Office.