Husker fans probably didn’t realize it, but Nebraska State Patrol troopers were busy with a special enforcement during the first three home football games. The patrol arrested three drivers for driving under the influence during the enforcement period.
There were 124 citations handed out. That includes 30 citations for drivers who were caught speeding, three were cited for possessing marijuana less than an ounce, and four drivers were cited for having an open container.
Motorist Assist volunteers were also busy during the three games helping 13 drivers in need of roadside assistance.
The Nebraska State Patrol will be working overtime hours during all Husker home football games this year. NSP says a $19,000 grant from the Nebraska Office of Highway Safety is helping to pay the expense.
The Nebraska State Patrol Aviation Support Division has been in the air providing traffic reports both before and after home football games.