Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over DUI Grant
The Chadron Police Department participated in the statewide “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” grant from December 13th to January 1st. The grant provided the department opportunity for overtime shifts focusing on impaired driving enforcement. The Chadron Police Department was awarded $2300.00 which provided overtime shifts for 9 officers and 5 dispatchers over the course of the 19-day grant.
Chadron officers were able to make approximately 124 traffic contacts during the grant, in which 145 traffic violations were addressed, some of which included:
- 3 driving under the influence arrests
- 1 Zero Tolerance driving under the influence arrest
- 6 driving under suspension/revocation citations/arrests
- 6 narcotic violations
- 3 speeding citations
- 5 minor in possession of alcohol
- 5 felony arrests
- 3 open containers
- 2 warrant arrests
The most common reason for the traffic contacts were for equipment violations on vehicles, followed closely by stop sign violations. Nearly every contact during the grant enforcement period was with a sober driver and the majority of all stops resulted in warnings.
If you have any questions, please contact the Chadron Police Department or Officer Sean Considine at 308-432-0510 or [email protected]
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