Frontier County Sheriff’s Office wants to remind motorists to Click It or Ticket.
Beginning November 23, 2015 Frontier County Sheriff’s Office will be participating in the national Click It or Ticket mobilization that runs November 23 – November 29, 2015. As motorists take to the roads to celebrate the Thanksgiving Holiday, law enforcement officials across the nation will be ensuring that everyone buckles up. Deputies will be putting in extra hours patrolling the roads due to a grant funded by the Nebraska Office of Highway Safety.
In 2014 the Frontier County Sheriff’s Office worked 135 non injury accidents and 10 injury accidents. Thus far in 2015 the Sheriff’s Office has worked 107 non injury accidents and 23 injury accidents.
We are determined to help keep the number of traffic related injuries and deaths down due to unbelted occupants. The Frontier County Sheriff’s Office would like to thank everyone who does wear their seatbelt and encourage others to do so.
For more information on the Click It or Ticket mobilization, please visit www.nhtsa.gov/ciot
The seven teenagers who were involved in the accident just north of Curtis on October 7th have recently received warrants/citations for minor in possession. “The driver of the pickup Ty Sutphen of Lakeside, NE also received a citation for reckless driving” Said Dan Newton of the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Department.
These charges stemmed from an injury accident that was reported on October 7th, just north of Curtis on Cut Creek Road. Deputies from both Frontier and Lincoln County responded to the scene and located the vehicle in a deep ravine. All the teens that were involved were transported to Great Plains Health in North Platte and were reported to have serious to life threatening injuries. Rachel Dather of Verdigre, NE was transported by helicopter to Good Samaritan Hospital in Kearney.
Others that were involved in the accident are Andrea Burkhardt, Wyatt Naughtin, Peyden Prince, Madison St.John and Tyler Varney.
All teenagers were later released from the hospitals.
Pictured above l-r: Lance Lewis, Steve Hall, Bernie Zwickl, Dennis Walther, Cody Hildebrandt, Jerry Herrick, Kink, Brad Herrick, Kevin Frink, Brad Shirley, Bickk Gilliland, Roy Westerbrooks.