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      Scotts Bluff Co. Sees Decrease In Alcohol Related Fatalities

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      Scottsbluff - A three month long series of special enforcementsinvolving the Nebraska State Patrol and the Scotts Bluff County Sheriff'sOffice led to a reduction in the number of alcohol related fatalities in ScottsBluff County throughout April, May and June.

      "Through this series ofenforcement efforts, we were able to see positive results with zero alcoholrelated fatalities recorded during the three month period in 2013," saidCaptain Mike Gaudreault, Troop E Commander.

      "We encourage all motorists tohelp keep this positive trend going. Always wear your seat belt and neverdrive impaired or distracted," he said.

      In 2010, Scotts Bluff Countyrecorded two alcohol involved fatalities during the months of April, May andJune. That compares with three alcohol related fatalities in 2011 and onein 2012.

      NSP troopers and Scotts BluffCounty deputies conducted nighttime vehicle checks and high visibility patrolsin and around Scotts Bluff County during the enforcement period thanks in partto a $17,550 grant from the Nebraska Office of Highway Safety (NOHS).

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