"Click It or Ticket"
The Ralston Police Department participated in the “Click It or Ticket” mobilization from November 20 to November 26, 2017. The Nebraska Department of Roads-Highway Safety Office provided funds of $1500.00 to pay officers’ overtime salary wages during this effort.
During this time, the police department had four officers working 32 hours of overtime in addition to the usual number of officers that were on duty. During this selective enforcement, officers made 52 traffic stops. The totals from the effort are as follows: Seat Belt Violations, 2 citations, Speeding, 3 citations; No Proof of Insurance, 2 citations, Driving Under Suspension, 4 arrests, as well as numerous other citations for miscellaneous offenses.
Officers arrested three drivers for Driving Under the Influence. One of these drivers was arrested for DUI-Drugs. Two people were arrested on outstanding warrants. One person was arrested for Possession of a Controlled Substance, and Possession of a Controlled Substance with Intent to Deliver. Also, during this enforcement period, Ralston Police made a felony arrest for Assault on a Police Officer.
Based on the data collected, the police department will be applying for future grants to assist with enforcement to increase restraint use in Ralston. Until that time, the police department will remain vigilant in this effort during normal patrol.
"You Drink and Drive, You Lose"
The Ralston Police Department is pleased to announce that the Nebraska Office of Highway Safety has approved an overtime grant of $3,500 for increased patrols starting December 15, 2017 and running through January 1, 2018.
The grant will pay for the Ralston Police Department to have additional officers working 74 hours of overtime on the streets during this grant period. Through saturated patrols and enforcement of all traffic laws, officers’ emphasis will be on recognizing and stopping impaired drivers. Officers will be cracking down on alcohol-related offenses such as Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol and/or Drugs, Minor In Possession, Open Container, and .02 Violations.
Of the 218 deaths that occurred on Nebraska roads in 2016, 81 of them, 37.2%, were alcohol-related. These numbers are up from 33.7% in 2015. The “You Drink and Drive, You Lose” crackdown is a national effort to reduce the number of motorists injured or killed due to alcohol-related crashes. This campaign will run through the Christmas and New Year holidays in response to the high number of vehicles traveling during these times.
The Ralston Police Department is proud to team up with the Nebraska Office of Highway Safety in their “You Drink and Drive, You Lose” campaign.
POC for this release is Deputy Chief Bryan Hanson, (402)-331-1786, email@example.com
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