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Troopers Arrest 10 Impaired Drivers in St. Patrick’s Day Campaign

Passenger side of a Nebraska State Patrol Cruiser with a sun set in the background.

MARCH 18, 2024 (LINCOLN, NEB.)  —  Nebraska State Patrol troopers removed 10 impaired drivers from the road as a part of a special enforcement effort around St. Patrick’s Day. The campaign, which ran from Saturday evening through Monday morning, included numerous law enforcement agencies across the state.

In total, troopers arrested 10 motorists for driving under the influence. Troopers also issued citations for speeding (171), minor in possession of alcohol (3), driving under suspension (14), no seat belt (2), and improper child restraint (2). Troopers also performed 54 motorists assists during St. Patrick’s Day weekend.

NSP’s effort was made possible thanks in part to grant funding from the Nebraska Department of Transportation – Highway Safety Office.

As warmer weather arrives, NSP reminds all motorists to help keep Nebraska roads safe. Remember to always drive sober, follow posted speed limits, and traffic safety laws, avoid distractions, and wear your seatbelt. Troopers will participate in many additional traffic safety initiatives throughout the spring and summer months.