The "You Drink & Drive. You Lose." crackdown is a nationwide campaign directed at cracking down on drunk and impaired drivers. The Lancaster County Sheriff's Office, with assistance from Mothers Against Drunk Driving, conducted a sobriety checkpoint on Hwy 34 just west of NW 31st Street. The sobriety checkpoint was set up from 8:00 p.m. until 2:00 a.m. on Friday, August 30, 2013.
10 deputies contacted 242 vehicles, made 8 criminal arrests, issued 23 official citations, and 25 warning/defect cards. Among the 23 official citations were 1 driving while intoxicated and 5 possession of an open alcohol container.
Among the 8 criminal arrests were 1 minor in possession of alcohol, 3 possession of marijuana less than 1 ounce.
Additional deputies were on duty Saturday, August 31, and Sunday, September 01, from 8:00 p.m. until 2:00 a.m. running traffic on an individual basis. Of 43 vehicles contacted 6 resulted in criminal arrests, 21 official citations, and 35 warning/defect cards being issued fro various traffic law violations. Official citations included 1 driving while intoxicated. Criminal arrests included 1 possession of marijuana less than 1 ounce and 3 being arrested for minor is possession of alcohol.
Overtime compensation for the additional deputies working during the crackdown was paid through a mini-grant funded by the Nebraska Office of Highway Safety.