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34 people arrested during a traffic control on St. Patrick’s Day in Omaha.

OMAHA, Nebraska (Nebraska) – Dozens were arrested and hundreds of tickets issued during selective alcohol enforcement over St. Patrick’s Day weekend.

From March 16 to March 18, there were eight law enforcement operations across the city, according to the Omaha Police Department.

A total of 34 people were arrested and 257 fines issued during the enforcement initiative.

  • 84 incidents were related to speeding, reckless driving or negligent driving.
  • 11 incidents involved drunk driving or drug arrests.
  • 81 incidents were violations of registration or insurance rules.
  • 21 incidents related to driving with a suspension or other violations of the rights.
  • 49 incidents were related to other violations.

Omaha police say one officer was attacked when a suspected DUI allegedly spat on him.

Also during law enforcement, another officer responded to an ongoing burglary and found and arrested the suspect.

The selective alcohol enforcement operation was funded by a grant from the Nebraska Department of Transportation to reduce the number of alcohol-related fatal and serious injury accidents.

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