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Date:
September 13, 2011
For More Information Contact:
Officer Katie Flood, Public Information Officer, 402.441.7226
Sergeant Brian Agnew, Southeast Team, 402.441.6004

"You Drink & Drive. You Lose." Results

To impact impaired driving and to coincide with the nationwide "You Drink & Drive. You Lose." campaign, the Lincoln Police Department conducted specialized enforcement from August 26, 2011 through September 3, 2011. Increased enforcement for the project was funded by a grant through the Nebraska Office of Highway Safety (NOHS).

Nineteen officers conducted high visibility traffic enforcement to deter impaired driving. Officers took a zero tolerance approach to drivers under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs. They were also alert for other traffic and safety violations. Saturation enforcement results:

Official Traffic Citations64
Warning Traffic Citations214
Misdemeanor Citations60
Felony Citation1
Including:
Driving Under the Influence 21
Driving Under Suspension 10
Minor In Possession 14
Open Container 7
Negligent Driving 11
No Seatbelt - Official Citations 7
No Seatbelt- Warning Citations 21
Speeding - Official Citations 10
Speeding - Warning Citations 17



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