Lincoln police say they contacted 1,011 people as part of a project to combat underage drinking and wild parties on Husker football gamedays.

The project, funded with help from the Nebraska Office of Highway Safety, took place during the last four home games — against Wisconsin, Ohio State, Northwestern and Iowa, from Oct. 7 through Nov. 24.

On those days, the Lincoln Police Department used extra officers to "impact underage drinking along with other illegal activity prior to the kickoff of each game," according to a department news release.

Among the citations: 15 for minor in possession, 29 for consuming alcohol in public, three for urinating in public, two for driving under suspension. Police also issued 64 parking tickets, had 38 vehicles towed and arrested two people on warrants, according to the release.


Load comments