LINCOLN – An enforcement that spanned nearly four months came to an end this past weekend.
According to a release from the Nebraska State Patrol, troopers completed their special enforcement focused on excessive speeding in the Omaha metro area. Excessive speeding is dangerous for everyone on the road and this team effort was a success in both enforcement and raising awareness about the issue.
Officers from the Omaha Police Department, Douglas County Sheriff’s Office, Sarpy County Sheriff’s Office and the NSP Aviation Support Division worked with troopers. The group conducted several enforcement efforts in the weekend and evening hours from May 3 to August 31.
During the effort, troopers made four arrests for reckless driving, two arrests for drug possession, apprehended two fugitives and recovered one stolen vehicle.
Citations were also issued for speeding (24), no motorcycle endorsement (20), driving under suspension (6), no proof of insurance (6), minor in possession of alcohol (1) and no seat belt (1). Additionally, 16 motorcycles were impounded during this operation.
NSP troopers will remain vigilant and continue to watch for speeding violations.
The enforcement effort was made possible thanks in part to a grant for $17,900 from the Nebraska Department of Transportation – Highway Safety Office.