Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over
Effective 17 August 2012:
During August and through Labor Day 2012, the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office will be involved in the statewide “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” Selective DUI Enforcement. This is a coordinated effort of law enforcement agencies to decrease the number of impaired drivers in our communities. This selective enforcement is funded through a $15,000.00 Nebraska Office of Highway Safety (NOHS) grant.
Several Nebraska Alcohol-Related Statistics:
- In 2011, there were 1,822 alcohol-related vehicle crashes.
- In 2011, of the 1,822 alcohol-related crashes, there were 837 personal injury crashes.
- In 2011, there were 164 fatal vehicles crashes, resulting in 181 deaths. Of those 164 fatal crashes, 49 (30%) were alcohol-related and resulted in 51 deaths.
- In 2011, there were 10,549 DUI convictions in Nebraska.
Statistics above provided by the Nebraska Department of Highway Safety
Our goal with this selective enforcement is to use additional deputies and saturation patrols to seek out suspected drunk drivers and arrest them; thus, creating safer streets for the citizens of Douglas County.
Celebrate responsibly and remember, “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over!”