Safe Driving Keeps Memories Focused on an Unforgettable Event

Safe Driving Keeps Memories Focused on an Unforgettable Event

August 31, 2023
Lincoln, NEB
Volleyball Day in Nebraska

An unforgettable experience combined with safe roadways made the perfect combination for Volleyball Day in Nebraska. Troopers partnered with local agencies to help keep the record-breaking crowd safe as they traveled to and from Memorial Stadium Wednesday.

“Nebraskans showed up in record-breaking numbers yesterday and put on a show for the whole world to see,” said Colonel John Bolduc, Superintendent of the Nebraska State Patrol. “Thanks to safe driving by the vast majority of fans, Volleyball Day in Nebraska will be remembered for the incredible experience inside the stadium and not for a tragedy on the road.”

Troopers performed high-visibility patrols on roadways in and around Lincoln as part of this operation, which was made possible thanks in part to grant funding from the Nebraska Department of Transportation – Highway Safety Office. Troopers also patrolled from the air in the NSP helicopter to assist with traffic flow.

Wednesday evening into Thursday morning, troopers made four arrests for driving under the influence of alcohol in the Lincoln area. NSP reminds everyone to always have a sober driver.