A months-long operation by Nebraska State Patrol troopers aimed at drivers who speed resulted in six arrests, 58 tickets for driving offenses and the recovery of one stolen vehicle.
The effort, which focused on the Omaha area, was spread out across several evenings and weekends from May 3 to Aug. 31.
Troopers made four arrests for reckless driving and two arrests for drug possession. Two fugitives were taken into custody and one stolen vehicle was recovered.
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Troopers issued a total of 58 tickets for offenses like speeding, riding a motorcycle without a license, driving with a suspended license, not having proof of insurance and not wearing a seat belt. Sixteen motorcycles were impounded.
“Excessive speed is dangerous for everyone on the road,” Capt. Jason Scott, a commander with Troop A, said in a press release. “This team effort was a success in both enforcement and raising awareness about the issue. Our troopers will remain vigilant and continue to watch for speeding violations.”
The State Patrol partnered with other law enforcement agencies, including the Omaha Police Department, Douglas County Sheriff’s Office, Sarpy County Sheriff’s Office and the patrol’s Aviation Support Division.
The operation was funded in part by a $17,900 grant from the Highway Safety Office of the Nebraska Department of Transportation.
— Erin Duffy