NSP Completes Metro Area Excessive Speed Enforcement Campaign

NSP Completes Metro Area Excessive Speed Enforcement Campaign

September 13, 2021
Omaha, NEB.
Excessive Speeding

The Nebraska State Patrol and partner agencies in the Omaha metro area have completed a summer-long effort focused on excessive speed enforcement.

“This is an incredible team effort by several agencies who serve the Omaha metro,” said Captain Matt Sutter, Commander of Troop A. “These targeted enforcement efforts focus on specific times when exhibition speeding has been a problem and the entire team works together to make Omaha streets safer.”

This year’s campaign focused on several weekends throughout the summer and included Nebraska State Troopers and Omaha Police Officers, with aerial support provided by OPD’s Able 1. During the effort, troopers and officers performed saturation patrols in areas known for excessive speeding.

During the campaign, troopers issued 82 citations for speeding and made seven felony arrests. Six of those felony arrests were for drivers who fled attempted traffic stops, leading to pursuits. Those drivers were lodged in jail for felony flight to avoid arrest and willful reckless driving. Troopers also recovered a stolen vehicle during the campaign.

“The pandemic certainly brought higher speeds to roadways around the nation, but we’ve been seeing a problem with exhibition speeding in Omaha for years,” said Captain Sutter. “We’ve partnered with OPD and other metro agencies for the last few years to address this issue. This summer’s campaign proved successful and we plan to continue these efforts.”

The effort was made possible thanks in part to a grant for $17,700 from the Nebraska Department of Transportation – Highway Safety Office.