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(August 16, 2018)

The Omaha Police Department Traffic Unit will take part in a nationwide “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” campaign over the upcoming holiday season.  The Nebraska Office of Highway Safety has awarded $23,754.83 to fund extra patrol officers on the streets to detect and apprehend alcohol and drug impaired drivers.

Operations will begin Friday, August 17 and run through September 3 on various days and times throughout the entire city. The Omaha Police Department wants to ensure a safe holiday season for everyone.  Please celebrate safely, and always have a designated driver. In 2017, the City of Omaha had 44 motor vehicle fatalities. Of those 44, 16 involved an impaired driver with average blood alcohol content (BAC) of .194 %. The legal limit in Nebraska is .08% BAC.

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