The Saline County Sheriff’s Office will be participating in the nationwide You Drink & Drive. You Lose. Crackdown, which begins Dec. 14 2018 and ends on Jan. 1, according to a press release.
This is not the first time that the Saline County Sheriff’s Office has participated in the campaign. During the period, increased patrols will be made possible due to a grant through the Nebraska Department of Transportation Highway Safety Office and National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
This grant will allow deputies to work extra time in order to increase the enforcement of traffic laws and specifically increase patrol for DUI enforcement. The extra time worked by deputies will then be paid by the NDOT.
"With the goal of increasing DUI enforcement, the Saline County Sheriff’s Office hopes to decrease the number of injury accidents and traffic fatalities which occur in the county," a news release read.
The Sheriff’s Office will be taking a Zero-Tolerance stance on all alcohol related violations during this time period.
At the conclusion of the You Drink & Drive. You Lose. Crackdown, it is hoped that the DUI rate will decrease and, in turn, decrease the number of injuries caused by accidents.