Dozens of motorists arrested and hundreds cited during State Basketball weekends

LINCOLN, Neb. (Nebraska) – Nebraska State Troopers arrested 23 people for drunk driving and stopped 36 people for speeding 100 miles per hour or more during both weekends of the NSAA State Basketball Tournament held in Lincoln .

From March 1 to 4 and March 8 to 11, troops throughout Nebraska worked to keep the roads safe during busy travel weekends. The effort was made possible by grant funding from the Nebraska Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Highway Safety.

Over the two weekends, soldiers arrested 23 drivers for driving under the influence and pulled over 36 drivers for speeding 100 miles per hour or more. Additionally, Soldiers issued subpoenas to:

  • 710 drivers for speeding
  • 22 drivers with an open can of alcohol
  • 53 drivers driving while suspended
  • 13 drivers without seat belts
  • 13 drivers with improper seats
  • 11 people with a minor in possession

Over the two weekends, the military also assisted 311 motorists who needed help on the road.

“Congratulations to all the teams that claimed state titles and to all the teams that made it to state this year,” said Colonel John Bolduc, superintendent of the Nebraska state patrol. “We would like to thank all the teams and their fans for helping keep the streets of Nebraska safe during busy travel weekends.”

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