LaVista Police made 14 arrests while conducting a sobriety checkpoint over the holiday weekend.
The La Vista Police Department combined forces Saturday, September 1, with the La Vista Volunteer Fire and Public Works departments, Bellevue Police Department, Sarpy County Sheriff’s Office, Nebraska State Patrol and Mothers Against Drunk Driving to host a sobriety checkpoint. The focus was to detect impaired drivers during the Labor Day weekend.
This operation was designed to attempt to reduce alcohol and drug impaired driving-related crashes during the holiday weekend.
During the operation, 478 vehicles passed through the checkpoint. Police made seven arrests for Driving Under the Influence, three arrests for refusing a preliminary breath test or chemical test, two for possession of drug paraphernalia and one each for possession of less than one ounce of marijuana and minor in possession of alcohol.
In addition, 29 miscellaneous traffic citations and 35 warnings or equipment violations were issued during the operation.
The overtime costs for this operation were made possible by a grant from the Nebraska Office of Highway Safety.