LPD plans St. Patrick’s Day enforcement project

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LINCOLN, Neb. -- In an effort to help deter motor vehicle accidents, intoxicated driving and overserving on St. Patrick's Day, the Lincoln Police Department will be conducting a special detail on Saturday.

The objective is to reduce the number of motor vehicle accidents and DWI violations while helping to promote responsible sales and service of alcoholic beverages in licensed liquor establishments throughout the city, police said.

Extra officers will be added to each of Lincoln’s five geographic police teams.

These officers will be conducting alcohol compliance checks at various licensed liquor establishments in each team area. When that detail is complete, the officers will conduct a high visibility traffic enforcement with emphasis placed on traffic and DWI violations.

The Lincoln Police Department is working in conjunction with the Nebraska State Patrol who will be providing additional troopers to participate in the traffic enforcement portion of the project.The Nebraska Office of Highway Safety is providing funding for the extra officers participating in this detail.