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NSP increasing enforcement in recreation areas

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Posted at 1:47 PM, May 31, 2019
and last updated 2019-05-31 14:47:07-04

OMAHA, Neb. (KMTV) — Starting tomorrow, the Nebraska State Patrol (NSP) says they'll be stepping up enforcement to prevent crashes related to drinking and driving at recreation areas.

While it may draw groans from some, NSP says similar operations in the past have been yielded positive responses from the public.

“We’ve had great feedback from the public each year we’ve conducted this effort in our area,” said Captain Sean Caradori, Commander of Headquarters Troop, based in Lincoln. “The people using our area’s lakes want safe roads as much as we do, so it’s great to team up with the public to prevent drunk driving.”

As to why the operation is needed, NSP says impaired drivers have been found "at a a higher rate at lakes and recreation areas during the summer months."

The operation will run from June 1 through August 18.