Sheriff’s Office Completes 5 day “420” Traffic Selective-Paid for by Highway Safety Grant

The Stanton County Sheriff’s office took part in and completed the five day Special Enforcement “420” campaign that ended on Sunday. The extra patrol enforcement effort funded deputies overtime paid for by the Nebraska Department of Highway Safety. As a result of the special enforcement the Sheriff’s office issued more than a 100 speeding citation’s along with more than 100 warnings for various traffic offenses. The Sheriff’s office also arrested Three individuals for DWI, Eight for Driving During Suspension or having No Drivers License, One arrest was for a drug possession violation, along with citations for No Valid Registration and Window Tint Violations. Two were cited for Seatbelt violations that is a secondary offense in Nebraska. Two others were arrested on outstanding arrest warrants. Also no accidents were reported in Stanton County during the enforcement period. This was the first time the Sheriff’s office has ever applied for the overtime funding or taken part in the special enforcement. “Keeping our roadways safe is our ultimate goal and I believe our efforts speak for themselves”, said Sheriff Mike Unger.