Project Scheduled to Impact Underage Drinking
With the University of Nebraska-Lincoln fall semester beginning and several home football games on the schedule, an increase in late night and weekend parties is expected. Often, these parties are attended by students who are under 21 years of age and binge drinking can be associated. In an effort to impact illegal behaviors, the Lincoln Police Department's Northwest Team has coordinated an underage drinking project.
From August 31, 2013 through September 14, 2013, uniformed and plainclothes officers will work in teams to patrol neighborhoods. Officers will focus on party disturbances, minors in possession of alcohol and impaired driving. This increased enforcement is funded by the Nebraska Office of Highway Safety.