Troopers’ special crackdown takes impaired drivers off roadways

Troopers’ special crackdown takes impaired drivers off roadways
Photo: Nebraska State Patrol Facebook page

Nebraska State Patrol troopers removed 16 impaired drivers from state roadways during a special-enforcement effort last weekend.

The special crackdown led by troopers from the Omaha and Lincoln offices was in conjunction with a national-enforcement campaign centered around 4/20, considered by some to be a national marijuana holiday.

Troopers arrested two people for driving under the influence of drugs and 14 people for driving under the influence of alcohol, the patrol said.

A number of people were also arrested or cited for drug-related charges, including possession of marijuana – less than one ounce (61), possession of marijuana – more than one ounce and less than one pound (31), possession of a controlled substance (39), possession with intent to deliver (2), and possession of drug paraphernalia (60).

The campaign was funded in part by a $4,200 grant from the Nebraska Department of Transportation’s Highway Safety Office.

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