LINCOLN, NE – Troopers with the Nebraska State Patrol (NSP) removed 16 impaired drivers during special enforcement operations over the weekend, coinciding with a national enforcement campaign around 4/20.
Troopers work everyday from border to border in Nebraska to take impaired drivers off the road, said Colonel John Bolduc, Superintendent of the Nebraska State Patrol, This weekend, NSP joined agencies all over the country to stress the dangers of drugged driving.
A total of 16 people were removed from the road: two people for driving under the influence of drugs and 14 people for driving under the influence of alcohol.
There were 61 people arrested or cited for possession of marijuana – less than one ounce, 31 for possession of marijuana more than one ounce and less than one pound, 39 possession of a controlled substance, 2 possession with intent to deliver and 60 possession of drug paraphernalia.
These statistics include a special enforcement operation on April 20 conducted by troopers in Troop A Omaha and Troop H Lincoln, funded in part by a grant for $4,200 from the Nebraska Department of Transportation Highway Safety Office (NDOT-HSO), and a special enforcement operation in Keith County on April 22 conducted by troopers in Troop D North Platte.