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November 1, 2011
For More Information Contact:
Captain Anthony Butler, Northwest Team, 402.441.6555
Officer Katie Flood, Public Information Officer, 402.441.7226

Underage Drinking Project Summary

During the fall of 2011, the Lincoln Police Department's Northwest Team conducted a project intended to reduce underage drinking and alcohol related offenses. The first phase of the project was completed on September 11, 2011. During that time, the officers involved issued twenty-nine criminal citations, three DUI citations and four other traffic related warning citations. Seventeen (59%) of the criminal citations were for Minor in Possession of Alcohol.

An additional phase of the project continued during the month of October. Officers patrolled neighborhoods and utilized a variety of tactics. They focused attention on parties involving alcohol consumption in which students less than twenty one years of age were in attendance. The second phase resulted in twenty-nine official citations and two warning citations. Those citations included one DUI, ten Minor in Possession citations and three Open Container citations.

Both phases of the project were funded by a grant from the Nebraska Office of Highway Safety.

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