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Contact: Deb Collins 402-479-4985
July 5, 2016


Summer Celebrations mean Extra Enforcement

(Gering, Neb.)-  Troop E- Scottsbluff will be participating in special enforcement activities during summer celebrations in an effort to remove impaired drivers from Nebraska roadways and reduce the potential for serious injury and fatality crashes.

High visibility patrols and DUI checkpoints will be carried out in and around Scotts Bluff County Friday and Saturday, July 8 & 9. The special enforcement effort is paid for thanks in part to a $3,400 grant from the Nebraska Office of Highway Safety (NOHS).

“Alcohol related fatalities are down in the panhandle in 2016 and we’d like to keep it that way,” said Captain Jamey Balthazor, Troop E-Scottsbluff Commander. “So far this year, alcohol has played a role in 14% of our fatal crashes.  That compares with 18% of panhandle crashes in all of 2015. Special enforcement efforts and community involvement help to reduce the potential for serious injury and fatality crashes through voluntary compliance with our traffic safety laws.”

Motorists are reminded to always wear their seat belt, obey the posted speed limit and never drive impaired or distracted. Troopers will be vigilant in identifying individuals under the age of 21 who may consume alcoholic beverages in violation of state statute.

Captain Balthazor said, “Our message is simply, come enjoy yourself but do so in a safe, responsible manner.” ###

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