Dodge County Sheriff’s Office Shares “Drive Sober” Campaign Results

FREMONT – The Dodge County Sheriff’s Office received a grant from the Nebraska Office of Highway Safety for overtime traffic enforcement in conjunction with the national “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” campaign, which usually coincides with the last weekend of August through the Labor Day holiday weekend.

This year, the grant period was from August 16 to September 2, 2019, and sixteen Dodge County deputies participated, working a total of 242 overtime hours.  Deputies conducted one checkpoint on 275A at Hills Road and had contact with 113 vehicles during this special operation. Out of those 113 contacts, 14 arrests or citations were made, including:

  • Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol – 1
  • Narcotics Possession – 5
  • No Valid Registration – 4
  • No Proof of Insurance – 1
  • Open Alcoholic Container – 2
  • Driving Under Suspension – 1

During the entire two and a half week campaign, the Dodge County Sheriff’s office had contact with over 500 vehicles, making arrests or issuing citations in about 27% of stops. Violations included:

  • Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol – 11
  • Driving Under Suspension/Revocation – 6
  • Minor in Possession of Alcohol – 3
  • Open Alcoholic Container – 17
  • Narcotics Possession – 31
  • No Proof of Insurance – 11
  • Speeding – 41
  • Felony Arrests – 25
  • Fugitives Apprehended – 16
  • Child Passenger Safety Restraint – 2
  • Seat Belt Violation – 1

 

 

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