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Date: December 1, 2016

For More Information Contact:
Sergeant Todd Kocian, Traffic Enforcement Unit, 402.441.6587
Officer Katie Flood, Public Information, 402.441.7226

"You Drink & Drive. You Lose." Enforcement

The Lincoln Police Department will be conducting enforcement throughout the city during the month of December with specific emphasis on impaired driving. Beginning Thursday, December 15, 2016 continuing through Sunday, January 1, 2017, officers will also participate in a nationwide "You Drink & Drive. You Lose." campaign. The Nebraska Office of Highway Safety is providing overtime funding for increased enforcement. The grant-funded enforcement will be conducted on several nights between the hours of 9 p.m. and 3 a.m.

In 2015, the Lincoln Police Department investigated 8,854 accidents. In 406 cases, alcohol use was suspected to be a factor.

There are three simple steps citizens can take to stay safe this holiday season:

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