LINCOLN - The Nebraska State Patrol has completed summer-long operations focused on specific areas of roadway safety. Troopers and dispatchers worked overtime this summer in efforts to keep roads safe across the state.

Troopers based in Lincoln performed multiple enforcement operations focused in and around recreation areas in Cass, Gage, Lancaster, Saunders, and Seward Counties. They made two arrests for driving under the influence, apprehended one fugitive, issued two citations for open alcohol container and one each for minor in possession and reckless driving. Twenty speeding tickets were issued.

The effort was made possible partly by a grant for $5,900 from the Nebraska Department of Transportation – Highway Safety Office. The grant period ran from June 4 through August 28.

Troopers based in Omaha performed several operations focused on excessive speeding in the Omaha metro area. During the effort, troopers partnered with the Omaha Police Department and Douglas County Sheriff’s Office on multiple occasions for high visibility enforcement operations. That included assistance from the NSP Aviation Support Division and the OPD Air Support Unit.

Troopers arrested 10 motorists for flight to avoid arrest after they fled attempted traffic stops. Troopers also made four arrests for driving under the influence and issued 57 speeding citations.

The Omaha-area effort was made possible thanks in part to a grant for $17,700 from the Nebraska Department of Transportation – Highway Safety Office. The grant period ran from April 15 through August 31.