Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over Enforcement Project

Published on December 01, 2021

The Lincoln Police Department will join in a nationwide “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” law enforcement effort beginning Friday, December 17, 2021 through Saturday, January 1, 2022. Officers will be conducting extra enforcement throughout the city during the time above and throughout the rest of the month of December with specific emphasis on impaired driving. The NDOT-HSO is providing funding for overtime for increased enforcement during this campaign. The grant-funded enforcement will be conducted on several weekend nights during that time period.

In 2020, the Lincoln Police Department investigated 7,087 accidents, of which 205 drivers were cited for DWI.

There are three simple steps citizens 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, shared ride 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.