The Broken Bow Police Department participated in the recent “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” campaign funded by the Nebraska Office of Highway Safety. The selective ran from August 20th through September 6th and allowed officers to work overtime hours in an effort to decrease the number of drunk and impaired drivers on Nebraska Roads.
During that time frame, Officer’s responded to 89 calls for service including reports of speeding, reckless driving, assault, stop sign violations, possession of marijuana and 2 DUIs. Officers made a total of 71 traffic stops leading to 5 total citations, and 66 warnings, and vehicle defects.
The traffic stops led to several uniform citations and arrests, including: Two arrests for DUI, Possession of Marijuana, and Assault.