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Date: November 21, 2016

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 University of Nebraska-Lincoln 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.

During the last four home football games, October 1 - November 19, 2016, extra officers were utilized to impact underage drinking along with other illegal activity around Memorial Stadium prior to the kick-off of each game. Their efforts resulted in the following citations:

Minor in Possession 29
Minor Misrepresent Age 1
Maintaining a Disorderly House 1
Inmate of a Disorderly House 10
Consuming in Public 26
False Information 4
Littering 4
Urinating in Public 22
Fail to Comply 1
Trespassing 1
Parking 99
Vehicles towed 44
Narcotics arrests 2
Other criminal offenses 4
Warning citations 35
House parties terminated 10
Medical calls for service9
Total citizen contacts 1,955

The Nebraska Office of Highway Safety also provided funding for the initial phase of this project. During the first three home football games, officers saturated the North Bottoms neighborhood with similar efforts to reduce binge drinking and alcohol related offenses. Refer to past releases for more information.

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