Drive Sober Campaign Leads to Over 650 Citations and 143 Arrests

 

BISMARCK, N.D. (NewsDakota.com) – The Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over campaign was held from August 18th through September 4th and many law enforcement agencies statewide participated.

According to the North Dakota Department of Transportation, the enforcement was set to deter motorists from driving impaired.

“A total of 689 citations were attributed to the added enforcement patrols. Of the total citations, 57 were alcohol-related with 49 driving under the influence (DUI) arrests,” the NDDOT reports. “There were another 52 arrests or citations for other alcohol-related violations such as minor in consumption or open container and 34 drug-related arrests.”

Impaired driving is 100 percent preventable and stopping it can prevent tragedies on North Dakota’s roads. Over the past five years in North Dakota, more than 300 people have died in an alcohol-related crash.

Funding for additional traffic safety enforcement is provided by federal grant money distributed through the NDDOT. High-visibility enforcement for traffic safety is one element of a collaborative effort to eliminate motor vehicle deaths in North Dakota.

The Jamestown Police Department, Stutsman County Sheriff’s Department and many others participated in the campaign.


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