FREMONT – Dodge county drivers beware: drive sober, designate a driver, or stay home when imbibing because the Dodge County Sheriff’s Office will be looking for intoxicated drivers.
The Dodge County Sheriff’s Office recently received a grant from the Nebraska Office of Highway Safety for overtime traffic enforcement in conjunction with the nationwide “You Drink and Drive You Lose” campaign.
This special enforcement period is from August 16 through September 2. During this time motorists will see extra patrol, at least one sobriety checkpoint, and several other enforcement endeavors. The sobriety checkpoint will be conducted during the Labor Day weekend on Highway 275 at Hills Road, just east of Fremont, from 9 p.m. on Sunday, September 1st to 1 a.m. on Monday, September 2nd.
During the checkpoint, all drivers that pass through will be asked to provide a driver’s license, vehicle registration and proof of insurance, and should expect to be screened for impaired driving and open container violations, at the least.
In addition to the Dodge County campaign, concurrent campaigns will be underway throughout the area by various policing agencies, including the Nebraska State Patrol.