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January 12, 2010
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Officer Katie Flood, Public Information Officer, 441.7226

Holiday DWI Project Summary

During the month of December, the Lincoln Police Department joined law enforcement agencies nationwide by participating in the "You Drink & Drive. You Lose." enforcement campaign. The project ran from Tuesday, December 1, 2009 through Saturday, January 2, 2010. Officers conducted visible enforcement to remove drug and alcohol impaired drivers from our roadways. With an assistance of an overtime grant from the Nebraska Office of Highway Safety, on-duty officers were supplemented with additional officers during peak enforcement times.

The number of DWI arrests, during this project, totaled 181. Of those 181 arrests,

78 arrests were DWI-Aggravated (drivers with a BAC over .15)
1 arrest was over .30 BAC
3 arrests were for felony DWI violations
7 arrests were for .02 violations
4 arrests were for refusal
2 arrests were DRE (drug recognition) cases

This project was another record-breaking year for the Lincoln Police Department. In 1974, a department record was set with 1,992 DWI arrests. We ended 2008 with 2,253 DWI arrests. This year, DWI arrests totaled 2,330.

Total Number of DWI Arrests:

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