According to Chief Steve Scott, from December 14 through January 1st Officers from the Broken Bow Police Department participated in the recent “You Drink, You Drive, You Lose” campaign. The campaign is funded by the Nebraska Department of Transportation Highway Safety Office. The selective allowed officers to work overtime hours in an effort to decrease the number of drunk and impaired drivers on Nebraska roads.
During the selective Officers responded to 134 calls for service including: domestic disturbances, city ordinance violations, thefts, scams, and traffic complaints. Officers made 71 traffic stops resulting in arrests, citations, and warnings. Citations were issued and arrests were made for Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol, Minor in Possession of Alcohol, Open Container, Improper Use of School Permit, No Operators License, No Valid Registration, Driving Under Suspension, Careless Driving, and Speeding.
Chief Scott would like to remind everyone to take extra time while driving in winter weather conditions and to ALWAYS wear seatbelts.