LPD plans St. Patrick's Day traffic enforcement project

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LINCOLN, Neb. In an effort to help impact motor vehicle accidents, intoxicated driving and to deter over-serving, the Lincoln Police Department will be conducting a special detail on Friday, March 17, 2017.

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.

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 high visibility traffic enforcement with an 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.

It is the hope of the Lincoln Police Department that, that by conducting this special detail, they can help reduce the number of traffic accidents and intoxicated drivers while promoting responsible sales and service of alcoholic beverages.