NSP speeding citations almost double compare to 2019

OMAHA, Neb. (KLKN) — Troop A with the Nebraska State Patrol (NSP) have completed an enforcement effort specifically focused on excessive speeding in the Omaha metro area. Assisted by the Nebraska State Patrol Aviation Support Division, Omaha Police Department, Douglas County Sheriff’s Office, and Sarpy County Sheriff’s Office, NSP worked several weekend operations between July 11 and Aug. 29.

During this time, dozens of motorists were cited for speeding and several arrests were made.

The arrests included:

  • Six DUI’s
  • Two flight to avoid arrest
  • One carrying a concealed firearm
  • One possession of a stolen vehicle

In total, 134 drivers were cited for speeding at 90 mph or more, almost double the number of citations given during this time in 2019.

“For the last several years, our troopers and law enforcement partners have participated in efforts to combat excessive speeding on metro roads,” said Captain Matt Sutter, Commander of Troop A. “This year, excessive speeding has been an issue for several consecutive months. As this effort closes, troopers will remain vigilant throughout the metro area and continue excessive speeding enforcement to keep our roads safe.”

This effort was made possible due to a grant for 11,800 dollars from the Nebraska Department of Transportation – Highway Safety Office.

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