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July 8, 2008
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Officer Katie Flood, Public Information Officer, 441.7226

Safety & Sobriety Checkpoint Summary

On Saturday evening, July 5, 2008 from 11:00 p.m. until Sunday morning, July 6, 2008 at 2:30 a.m., the Lincoln Police Department conducted a Safety and Sobriety Checkpoint on Normal Boulevard at Sumner Street. This sobriety checkpoint was part of increased enforcement efforts for the 4th of July holiday weekend.

During the detail, 368 total vehicles came through the checkpoint. Drivers in 97 of those vehicles were contacted. In addition, officers conducted a verbal survey consisting of three questions. These are the results:

Twenty (20) Official Citations

Sixteen (16) Warning Citations

8 Warrant Arrests

Survey Results

  1. Do you believe the Checkpoint is fair?
    92-Thought it was fair, 3- Did not, 1- Unsure
  2. Do you mind being stopped as part of this Checkpoint?
    81- Did not mind, 13- Minded, 2- Unsure
  3. Do you believe Checkpoints help deter impaired driving or help in creating a safe environment for motorists?
    92- Thought it helped, 4- Did not

One motorist declined to participate in answering the questions.

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