Nebraska State Police made several DWI arrests during holidays

Anyone who has ever faced criminal charges relating to intoxicated driving knows all too well how it can change someone's life. Even if a person manages to avoid jail time, a driving while intoxicated conviction can have a ripple effect across a person's entire life, both immediately and in the future. Those facing DWI or DUI charges must consider criminal defense strategy to give themselves the best chance at minimizing the impact on their lives. Law enforcement takes intoxicated driving seriously, as evidenced by the recent efforts of the Nebraska State Patrol to stop drunk driving over the winter holidays

The NSP, in conjunction with several local law enforcement agencies, participated in an anti-drunk driving campaign called "Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over." The campaign was partially funded by the Nebraska Department of Transportation. The NSP reports that their efforts were successful in keeping intoxicated drivers off the roads, with the NSP saying its officers stopped 75 intoxicated drivers. Police also issued several other citations, including more than 1,000 for speeding, 41 for open alcohol containers, 29 for no seat belt and many more offenses. 

Local agencies say that the campaign was successful for them as well. One Nebraska city arrested 111 people for driving while under the influence of alcohol. Three of them were felony DUI, meaning the people already had three or more DUIs on their criminal records. 

The people arrested during "Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over" may want to talk to an attorney to determine the most effective criminal defense strategy. Though it might seem as though people facing a DWI charge have no way to defend themselves, that is not true. What is certain is that the punishment for a DWI conviction here in Nebraska can be significant, not to mention how conviction can affect one's personal and professional life.  

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