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Tickets Issued in I-80 Challenge

DES MOINES, Iowa (KCCI) - A final tally of tickets shows more than 14,274 were issued during the coast-to-coast I-80 Challenge.

Organizers said nearly 23,000 enforcement hours were dedicated to the challenge. Officers removed 162 impaired drivers from the road. In addition to the tickets, 9,411 warnings were issued to drivers.

Commercial drivers were issued 1,711 citations and 2,978 warnings.

Officials said 92 drug charges were filed and more than $2.5 million worth of illegal drugs were confiscated.

The challenge has a goal of no fatal crashes during the eight-day effort period. Two fatal crashes were reported in Nebraska and Ohio.

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