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Date: October 8, 2014

For More Information Contact:
Sergeant Todd Kocian, Traffic Enforcement Unit, 402.441.6587
Officer Katie Flood, Public Information, 402.441.7226

Northwest Underage Drinking Project Totals

In an effort to impact illegal behavior on home football Saturdays, the Lincoln Police Department's Northwest Team coordinated an underage drinking project to coincide with the return of school and football season. Funding for the increased enforcement was provided by the Nebraska Office of Highway Safety.

During the first four home football games, August 30, September 6, September 20 and September 27, a total of 16 officers were utilized to impact underage drinking other illegal activity prior to kick-off.

Results of the project:

Minor in Possession citations 58
Consuming in Public citations 70
False Information citations 12
Fail to Comply citations 2
Littering citations 5
Fail to Disperse citations 18
Urinating in Public citations 47
Assault on an Officer citation 1
Open Container citation 1
Traffic related stops 14
Parking citations 154
Vehicles towed 66

Additional funding has been provided by the Nebraska Office of Highway Safety for a second phase of this project. During the months of October and November, officers will continue to saturate the North Bottoms neighborhood in an attempt to reduce binge drinking and alcohol related offenses.

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