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3 suspected impaired drivers arrested during State Fair special enforcement

Nebraska State Patrol cruiser (NTV file photo)

Three impaired drivers were taken off the road during special enforcement during the Nebraska State Fair, according to the Nebraska State Patrol.

“The Nebraska State Fair was a great success this year,” said Captain Jeromy McCoy, Commander Troop C – Grand Island. “We want to thank the drivers who attended the fair and were responsible.”

According to the patrol, enforcement included vehicle checks and increased patrols on August 25-26 and September 1-3.

Three drivers arrested for Driving Under the Influence. The patrol said the following citations were issued:

  • Speeding (10)
  • Minor in Possession of Alcohol (2)
  • Open Container of Alcohol (1)
  • Driving Under Suspension (2)
  • No Seat Belt (6)
  • Improper Child Safety Restraint (1)

Troopers also arrested one person for Drug Possession, apprehended one fugitive and assisted two motorists in need of help.

The special enforcement was made possible thanks in part to a grant for $2,550 from the Nebraska Department of Transportation – Highway Safety Office.

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