Nebraska Racks Up 80 DUI Arrests During Campaign

By Mary Ann

According to The Chadron News, Nebraska State Patrol arrested 80 motorists during the “You Drink & Drive, You Lose” DUI campaign.

The two-week long national campaign, running from August 15 to September 1, was the newest effort to get intoxicated drivers off the road over the Labor Day weekend.

Citations were issued for speeding, seat belt violation, child restraint violation as well as DUI offense.

During the two weeks, police wrote 1,444 tickets for speeding, 272 seat belt citations and warnings, 79 child restraint citations and warnings and 53 driving under suspension arrests.  Records show there were three fatalities over Labor Day weekend in Nebraska.



Nebraska Increases Penalties for Drivers over .15

By Mary Ann

This week Nebraska joined the growing number of states increasing DUI penalties if the driver has a blood alcohol content (BAC) in excess of .15%.

Under the new provision, either 2 days in jail or a minimum 120 hours of community service will be mandatory for DUI offenders who cross that threshold.

In addition, the driver’s license suspension is increased to one year for these drivers.