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Papillion Police release results of Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over initiative

Papillion Police release results of Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over initiative

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The Papillion Police Department recently released statistics from an enforcement campaign aimed at reducing impaired driving and traffic accidents related to alcohol and drug use.

The Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over program was conducted in conjunction with the Nebraska Department of Transportation Highway Safety Office. It was part of a national campaign to deter impaired driving. Enforcement efforts took place over three weekends in the evening hours between Aug. 21 and Sept. 7, including Labor Day weekend.

Grant money from the initiative made it possible for Papillion police officers to staff an additional 87.5 hours of enforcement during this time. According to Papillion police, the action taken was “significant” and resulted in the following figures:

● 131 traffic contacts

● 13 DUI alcohol arrests

● five misdemeanor drug-related arrests

● one felony drug-related arrest

● one minor in possession charge

● three open container citations

● two seat belt citations

● 72 speeding citations and warnings

● four violations of driving under a suspended or revoked license

Seven additional officers from the PPD worked during the enforcement period in an effort to deter impaired driving. Department officials expressed gratitude to the NDOT Highway Safety Office for helping to fund the event.

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