Update: Busy Year for Law Enforcement at Kearney Cruise

By: 1011 Central Nebraska News; Courtesy: NSP, Kearney Police Email
By: 1011 Central Nebraska News; Courtesy: NSP, Kearney Police Email

KEARNEY, Neb. -- Troopers with the Nebraska State Patrol (NSP) Troop C Headquarters- Grand Island arrested one motorist for Driving While Intoxicated (DWI) and cited 17 juveniles for Minor in Possession of Alcohol (MIP) during special enforcement efforts held Friday and Saturday, July 18-19.

The special enforcement held in and around Buffalo County was planned in conjunction with the annual Kearney Cruise Nite celebration, held July 16-20. Weekend activities to include a classic car parade in downtown Kearney on Saturday night, July 19, were the focus of the special enforcement effort.

In additional to the DWI arrest and 17 MIP citations, troopers issued citations for Speeding (2), Open Container (2), Misdemeanor Drug Possession (7), Driving Under Suspension (1), and No Proof of Insurance (1). Nine citations and warnings were issued for No Seat Belt and three Child Restraint violations.

During special enforcement efforts conducted during Kearney Cruise Nite in 2013, troopers arrested two drivers for DWI, cited 11 juveniles for MIP and issued six speeding citations and two citations for misdemeanor drug possession.

A $9,710 grant from the Nebraska Office of Highway Safety (NOHS) helped to pay for the enforcement conducted in conjunction with the Kearney Police Department and the Buffalo County Sheriff’s Office.

From the Kearney Police Department

During Cruise Nite events, the Kearney Police Department handled 91 incidents which resulted in 77 arrests of which 27 were lodged in jail. A total of 46 traffic citations and warnings were issued. There were 11 accidents investigated and 19 vehicles towed in preparation for Cruise Night Weekend.

Below is the total arrest for the Kearney Police Department only. This does not include the Nebraska State Patrol or Buffalo County Sheriff’s Office:

Total Arrests
Assault 3
Burglary 1
Carrying a Concealed Weapon 1
Check Welfare 0
Child Abuse/Neglect 0
Criminal Mischief 1
Disorderly Conduct 14
Disorderly House 6
Disturbance 0
Drug Offense 2
DUS 8
DUI 4 (2 Minor) Fail to Disperse 2
False Reporting 1
Larceny 0
Littering 2
MIP 25
Minor Attempt to Purchase 0
Obstructing a Peace Officer 4
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Open Container 2
Prohibited Acts 0
Procuring Alcohol to Minor 1
Public Consumption 3
Resisting Arrest 1
Sexual Assault 0
Traffic 2
Trespass 0
Warrant 2


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