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Date:
September 4, 2012
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 17, 2012 through September 3, 2012. Increased enforcement for the project was funded by a grant through the Nebraska Office of Highway Safety (NOHS).

Thirty 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 Citations 149
Warning Citations 213
Including:
Driving under the influence 21
Driving under suspension 16
Minor in possession 9
Open Container 3
No seatbelt - official 8
No seatbelt - warning 20
Speeding - Official 5
Speeding - Warning 12
Warrant Arrests 3



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