Statewide Basketball Enforcement Stats Released

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Troopers with the Nebraska State Patrol arrested seven people for Driving Under the Influence during high visibility patrols in conjunction with basketball tournaments held across the state, March 13-15.

In addition to the seven people arrested for Driving Under the Influence (DUI), troopers issued 12 Open Container, three Minor in Possession and 70 speeding citations. Motorist assistance was provided to 25 travelers.

Troopers focused on high traffic areas during the special enforcement in an effort to reduce serious injury and fatality crashes, thanks in part to an $11,990 grant from the Nebraska Office of Highway Safety (NOHS).

The following statistics are a reflection of statewide activity by the Nebraska State Patrol during the special enforcement effort.

7- Driving Under the Influence
70- Speeding
12- Open Container
3- Minor in Possession of Alcohol
5- Driving Under Suspension (DUS)
25- Seat Belt citations & warnings
3- Child Restraint citations
25- Motorists Assists