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2007 News Releases


Date:
October 30, 2007
For More Information Contact:
Officer Katherine Finnell, Public Information Officer, 441.7226


Traffic Enforcement Project and Sobriety Checkpoint Summary

The Lincoln Police Department conducted a special traffic enforcement project the past two weekends, which culminated in a sobriety checkpoint Saturday, October 27th, on Cornhusker Highway. This project, funded by a grant from the Nebraska Office of Highway Safety, resulted in the following:

Traffic Enforcement Detail:
DUI 9
Suspended License 6
MIP 2
Public Consumption 1
Speeding 16
Other Traffic Citations 33
Warnings 82

Sobriety Checkpoint:
DUI 7
Suspended License 4
Open Container 3
Negligent Driving 3
No Operators Lic. 3
No Insurance 3
Other Traffic Citations 6
Warnings 45

A drunk driver did not see the message boards and traffic cones at the sobriety checkpoint and after driving through these warning devices struck a police cruiser that was stopped at the checkpoint. The officer who was exiting her cruiser at the time was not injured nor was the driver, he was however, arrested for Driving Under the Influence, Negligent Driving, No Insurance and No Operators License.


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