Posted 9 months ago
By Scott Carlson
The Nebraska State Patrol (NSP), in conjunction with the Kearney Police Department and the Buffalo County Sheriff’s Office, will conduct special enforcement efforts Friday & Saturday, July 19-20, in Kearney.
The special enforcement is planned to coincide with the annual Kearney Cruise Nite. The event held Wednesday-Sunday, July 17-21, draws hundreds of classic car enthusiasts together for four days of fun and festivities. The special enforcement will include high visibility patrols and DUI checkpoints during the evening and early morning hours Friday & Saturday, July 19 & 20.
In 2012, troopers with the Nebraska State Patrol Troop C Headquarters- Grand Island arrested four drivers for Driving While Intoxicated (DWI) and cited 37 juveniles for Minor in Possession (MIP) of alcohol.
An $8,885 grant from the Nebraska Office of Highway Safety (NOHS) will help pay for overtime hours for troopers and communication specialists during the two nights of special enforcement.