North Dakota Highway Patrol, Southeast Region, will conduct a check point in McIntosh County on Friday, July 15th and a saturation patrol at an undisclosed location in McIntosh, Logan, and Stutsman counties, on Friday and Saturday, July 15th and 16th, 2011.
North Dakota continues to experience tragic losses of life due to impaired driving. In 2011 there have been 44 fatal crashes resulting in 43 deaths statewide; of those crashes 14 have been alcohol related. The use of alcohol is the largest contributing factor in fatality crashes.
The purpose of the saturation is to deter and detect impaired drivers, and remove them from our roadways. The message we want to convey to the public is that they should make a responsible decision when they get behind the wheel and call or designate a sober driver if they have been consuming alcohol.
Troopers will be out on days off and working overtime shifts in order to patrol our state’s roadways and make them safer.