LINCOLN, Neb. – Conservation officers with the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission conducted special enforcement patrols on state recreation areas this summer. These efforts in Lancaster and Gage counties were designed to help ensure users have a safe and enjoyable experience on those areas.
Enforcement efforts aimed to reduce serious and fatal vehicle and boat accidents resulted in three arrests for driving under the influence. These special patrols allowed conservation officers to contact an additional 1,900 park visitors from June through September.
In addition, officers issued warnings and citations for drug possession (19), driving during suspension (three), open alcohol container (four), minor in possession of alcohol (seven), and no park entry permit (40).
Conservation officers worked with the Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office and Nebraska State Patrol during the patrols, which were made possible by a $10,000 grant from the Nebraska Department of Transportation Highway Safety Office.