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August 15, 2013
For More Information Contact:
Sergeant Sam Santacroce, Traffic Enforcement Unit, 402.441.6587
Officer Katie Flood, Public Information, 402.441.7226

"You Drink & Drive. You Lose." Crackdown

To coincide with the nationwide "You Drink & Drive. You Lose." campaign, the Lincoln (NE) Police Department is coordinating specialized enforcement to protect citizens from impaired driving. From August 16, 2013 through September 2, 2013, extra officers will be conducting high visibility traffic enforcement and will take a zero tolerance approach to drivers under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs. Officers will also be alert for other traffic and safety violations. Funding for this project is provided by the Nebraska Office of Highway Safety (NOHS).

Last year, the Lincoln Police Department investigated 8,085 traffic accidents, 1,802 which resulted in injury and 6 accidents which resulted in death. Officers also arrested 1,640 drivers in 2012 for driving under the influence.

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