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Date: January 8, 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." Campaign Results

The Lincoln Police Department conducted their "You Drink & Drive. You Lose." campaign December 4, 2015 through January 2, 2016. During that time, officers conducted high visibility traffic enforcement and took a zero tolerance approach to drivers under the influence of alcoholic liquor and/or drugs. During the campaign, the Lincoln Police Department made 103 DWI/DUI arrests, a decrease of 30% from 2014. Funding for this project was provided by the Nebraska Office of Highway Safety.

Of the campaign totals for the month of December:

9 arrests were for refusing a chemical test
7 arrests were for drug impairment (DRE) offenses
1 arrest was a .02 violation (under the age of 21)
7 were felony DWI/DUI arrests
24 motor vehicle accidents were investigated in which alcohol involvement was suspected
20 people (19%) were arrested for at least their 2nd offense
6 people (5%) were arrested for a 3rd offense
3 people (2%) were arrested for a 4th offense
average tested BAC was .158, the highest being .360
average age for those arrested was 32 years old

Previous campaign totals:

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