Omaha Police Make 75 DUI Arrests Over the Holidays

OMAHA, Nebraska -- Police pulled over some drunk drivers during the holidays.

Omaha police say its participation in the nationwide, holiday "Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over" campaign resulted in 75 DUI arrests.

They say nearly 80% were first offense DUIs.

Nebraska State Patrol troopers arrested 41 impaired drivers during the holiday season campaign beginning December 18th through the first of the new year.

In a news release, state patrol says there were far fewer deaths in December than in previous years.

“That positive statistic is a credit to safe driving by the public and dedication by troopers and other law enforcement officers who work to prevent tragic crashes," said Colonel John Bolduc, Superintendent of the Nebraska State Patrol.

They also issued 485 citations for speeding.

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