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Date:October 5, 2015

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

Northwest Team Underage Drinking Project Results

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 the football season. Funding for the increased enforcement was provided by the Nebraska Office of Highway Safety (NOHS).

During the first three home football games, September 5, 12 and 26, 2015, a total of 21 officers were utilized to impact underage drinking along with other illegal activity prior to kick off of each game.

Their results:

45 citations issued for MIP
32 citations for Consuming in Public
1 citation for False Information
4 citations for Littering
11 citations for Urinating in Public
2 traffic related stops and citations
118 parking citations
74 vehicles towed
32 miscellaneous criminal violations/citations
2 accidents investigated

With four remaining home games on the schedule, officers will continue their efforts through the season. An additional grant has been secured through the NOHS.

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