Ralston Snow Removal Requirements
Winter is here, and with it ice and snow. Be a good neighbor and make sure that after a winter storm you clear your sidewalk of ice and snow. In residential neighborhoods city ordinance requires ice and snow removal within 24 hours of the end of the weather event. In business districts, sidewalks should be cleared within five hours from the end of the storm or by 8:30 am if the storm ended overnight.
Tree Lighting in Town Square
Photo courtesy of Patricia Barone Photography
“You Drink and Drive, You Lose Campaign Results”
The Ralston Police Department recently participated in the national “You Drink and Drive, You Lose” campaign which ran from December 14, 2018 to January 1, 2019. This special enforcement effort was paid for by a grant from the Nebraska Office of Highway Safety.
Officers made (3) DUI arrests during this time frame. The ages of the drivers arrested were 22, 24, and 32 years of age. Times of arrest ranged from 0241 hours to 0344 hours. BAC on suspects arrested ranged from .109 to .131. One of the driver’s was arrested for 4th Offense DUI, which is a felony.
Grant officers worked an extra 59 hours of overtime, as well as normal patrols. Officers made 122 contacts during the enforcement period, and issued 173 citations. This includes all traffic citations, written warnings and vehicle defect warnings. During this grant period, one person was arrested for Possession With Intent to Distribute Marijuana and prescription pills. One person was arrested for Contributing to the Delinquency of a Minor, and another party was arrested for Carrying a Concealed Weapon. Officers issued seven citations for Minor in Possession of Alcohol. There were several additional charges during this period, including (10) speeding citations, (12) Driving Under Suspension charges, and (1) person was arrested on outstanding warrants. Also, (22) people were cited for No Insurance, and (2) people received Child Passenger Safety Restraint citations. Additionally, one stolen vehicle was recovered during the grant period.
Based on the data collected, the police department will be applying for future grants to assist with enforcement to attempt to reduce the number of people driving under the influence in Ralston. Until that time, the police department will remain vigilant in this effort during normal patrol.
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