Grant will cover overtime for Lincoln County deputies to keep drunk drivers off roads

Drive Sober or get Pulled Over
(Colton Emswiler)
Published: Jul. 19, 2021 at 12:41 PM CDT|Updated: Jul. 19, 2021 at 12:42 PM CDT
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NORTH PLATTE, Neb. (KNOP) - The Lincoln County Commissioners voted to sign a grant application that would pay for the Lincoln County Sheriff’s overtime as part of the Drive Sober or get Pulled Over campaign between Aug. 20 - Sept. 1

The amount for the Office of Highway Safety grant would be $15,120 and the sheriff’s office applies for these grants on a regular basis.

“We participate in several of these Office of Highway Safety grants every year. This money just puts extra deputies on the road on overtime hours. If there’s a report of a DUI driver or suspected drunk driver, that deputy will respond to that call and leave the other deputies freed up for other calls for service.”

Dan Newton, Operations Lieutenant

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