(Kearney, Neb.)- The Nebraska State Patrol (NSP), in conjunction with the Kearney Police Department and the Buffalo County Sheriff’s Office, will conduct two nights of special enforcement efforts Friday and Saturday, July 17-18, in Kearney.
The special enforcement designed to reduce the potential for serious injury and fatality crashes is planned to coincide with the 28th annual Kearney Cruise Nite. The event held Wednesday–Sunday, July 15-19, draws hundreds of classic car enthusiasts together for four days of fun and festivities.
The special enforcement will include high visibility patrols and vehicle checks during the evening and early morning hours of Friday and Saturday, July 17-18.
“Whenever we get a lot of people and automobiles together in one place there is the potential for traffic congestion and crashes,” said Captain Chris Kolb, Commander Troop C-Grand Island. “We want everyone to enjoy themselves and to do so in a safe, responsible manner, by complying with all traffic safety laws.”
In 2014, troopers made arrests and issued citations and warnings for Driving While Intoxicated (1), Minor in Possession of Alcohol (17), Open Container (2), Misdemeanor Drug Possession (7), No Seat Belt (9), and Child Restraint Violation (3).
A $10,950 grant from the Nebraska Office of Highway Safety (NOHS) will help to pay for overtime hours for troopers and communication specialists during the two night special enforcement.