Scottsbluff- A special enforcement effort, designed to reduce the potential for fatal or injury crashes in and around Scottsbluff County, resulted in five motorists being arrested for Driving While Intoxicated (DWI).
The special enforcement, which included four DWI check point as well as high visibility patrols, took place Friday and Saturday, in and around Scottsbluff County.
In addition to the five DWI arrests, troopers issued three citations for open container, three citations for drug possession, four citations for driving under suspension, and four citations and warnings for speeding. Eleven citations and warnings were also issued for violation of the state's seat belt law.
The June enforcement was the final in a series of special efforts conducted in Scottsbluff County, from April through June, as part of a $7,440 grant from the Nebraska Office of Highway Safety (NOHS).
Scottsbluff County is listed as a priority county by NOHS due to the high number of alcohol related fatality crashes. In the past three years, Scottsbluff County has had 12 fatality crashes, of which seven have involved impaired driving.
The Nebraska State Patrol Troop E Headquarters-Scottsbluff will continue special enforcement efforts throughout the summer with an emphasis on impaired driving. Motorists are reminded to never drive impaired or distracted.