Scotts Bluff Co. Sees Decrease In Alcohol Related Fatalities
By Emily Roehler, Weekend Meteorologist - bio | email
Scottsbluff - A three month long series of special enforcements
involving the Nebraska State Patrol and the Scotts Bluff County Sheriff's
Office led to a reduction in the number of alcohol related fatalities in Scotts
Bluff County throughout April, May and June.
"Through this series of
enforcement efforts, we were able to see positive results with zero alcohol
related fatalities recorded during the three month period in 2013," said
Captain Mike Gaudreault, Troop E Commander.
"We encourage all motorists to
help keep this positive trend going. Always wear your seat belt and never
drive impaired or distracted," he said.
In 2010, Scotts Bluff County
recorded two alcohol involved fatalities during the months of April, May and
June. That compares with three alcohol related fatalities in 2011 and one
NSP troopers and Scotts Bluff
County deputies conducted nighttime vehicle checks and high visibility patrols
in and around Scotts Bluff County during the enforcement period thanks in part
to a $17,550 grant from the Nebraska Office of Highway Safety (NOHS).