The Nebraska State Patrol reports several motorists called Troop D in North Platte around 5 o’clock Tuesday morning to report a pick-up traveling the wrong way on I-80 in Lincoln County.
A trooper pulled 25-year-old Kenneth Morrison of Hershey over as he drove east in the westbound lane of I-80 between Hershey and North Platte. Morrison has been charged with Driving Under the Influence.
“Fortunately we were able to take this driver off the road before he harmed himself or someone else,” said Colonel David Sankey, Superintendent of the Nebraska State Patrol, said in a written statement released by NSP. “We want to thank the motorists who called, and encourage the reporting of impaired or reckless drivers.”
NSP plans a drinking and driving crackdown through the holiday season, beginning today. Through New Year’s Day, the Nebraska State Patrol will take part in the national “You Drink & Drive You Lose” enforcement campaign. Both troopers and communications personnel will work overtime during the holidays to increase traffic enforcement.
Motorists wanting to report an impaired or reckless driver can call the NSP Highway Helpline when safe to do so, at (star) *55 from any cellular phone or 1-800-525-5555 from any landline. Emergencies should be reported to 911.