Police make 30 DUI arrests during special enforcement for St. Patrick’s Day

Thirty drunken drivers were arrested in the week leading up to and including St. Patrick’s Day, police said Sunday.

Of the 30 arrests for suspicion of driving while intoxicated, 22 were first-time offenders. Police said five DUI arrests were second offenses, two were for felony DUI and one was for driving under the influence of drugs.

In addition, officers issued 97 tickets for speeding and 93 for insurance violations. There were 144 other traffic citations issued.

The special enforcement began March 9 and concluded Saturday night. It was made possible by a $16,628 grant from the Nebraska Office of Highway Safety.

We strive for accuracy. Report a typo, inaccuracy, or mistake here.