Enforcement effort nets 5 DWI's
A Nebraska State Patrol special enforcement effort designed to reduce the potential for fatal or injury crashes in and around Scotts Bluff County, resulted in five motorists being arrested for Driving While Intoxicated.
The special enforcement which included four DWI check point as well as high visibility patrols took place Friday & Saturday, June 15-16 in and around Scotts Bluff County.
In addition to the five DWI arrests, troopers issued three citations for open container, three citations for drug possession, four citations for driving under suspension, and four citations and warnings for speeding. Eleven citations and warnings were also issued for violation of the state's seat belt law.
Scotts Bluff County is listed as a priority county by Nebraska Office of Highway Safety due to the high number of alcohol related fatality crashes. In the past three years, Scotts Bluff County has had 12 fatality crashes of which seven have involved impaired driving.
The Nebraska State Patrol will continue these special enforcement efforts throughout the summer with an emphasis on impaired driving. Motorists are reminded to never drive impaired or distracted.
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