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(January 2, 2020)

The Omaha Police Department has concluded the nationwide “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” campaign which took place from December 14, 2019 through January 1, 2020.  The annual campaign resulted in 111 arrests for drunk or drugged driving.

The Nebraska Department of Transportation - Office of Highway Safety awarded grant funds for extra Omaha Police officers to be on the streets to detect and apprehend alcohol and drug impaired drivers.  These officers worked additional enforcement at various dates and times throughout the entire city.  

The results of the campaign: 

  • 111 Arrests for Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol
    • 95 arrests for 1st offense DUI
    • 8 arrests for 2nd offense DUI
    • 4 arrests for Felony (3 or more) DUI
    • 3 arrests for DUI under 21 years of age
    • 1 arrest for DUI / narcotics
  • 3 arrests for DUI / Drive with child y/o or younger
  • 21 arrests for refusing to take chemical breath test
  • 17 arrests for minor in possession of alcohol
  • 339 Arrests for Operating During Suspension
  • 35 Arrests for Careless/Reckless Driving
  • 35 citations for no seat belt
  • 55 citations for having open container of alcohol in vehicle
  • 6 citations for improper child restraint
  • 188 Arrests for Possession of Marijuana and Drug Equipment

The Omaha Police Department worked diligently to ensure the citizens of Omaha were safe on the streets during the holiday season. 

 

 

 

  • 72 Arrests for Possession of a Controlled Substance
  • 521 citations for Speeding

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