Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over Enforcement | December 2022

Published on November 30, 2022

The Lincoln Police Department will join a nationwide ‘Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over’ traffic enforcement campaign beginning Friday, December 16, 2022, and will continue through Sunday, January 1, 2023. Not only will officers be conducting extra enforcement during this timeframe, but efforts will continue throughout the month of December with specific emphasis on impaired driving to reduce fatal and injury crashes. The Nebraska Department of Transportation – Highway Safety Office (NDOT-HSO) is providing overtime funding for increased enforcement during this campaign.

In 2021, the Lincoln Police Department investigated 7,632 motor vehicle crashes, of which 337 drivers were cited for DWI.

There are three simple steps people can take to stay safe this holiday season:

  1. Plan ahead. If you will be drinking, do not plan on driving. Designate a sober driver for the evening or arrange for alternative transportation in advance.
  2. If you are impaired, do not drive and find another way home. Use a taxi, ride share service or call a friend or family member.
  3. Be responsible. If someone you know has been drinking, do not let them get behind the wheel. If you see an impaired driver on the road, contact law enforcement. Your actions could save your life or someone else’s.

 

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