N.D.– July 15th and 16th the Southeast Region of the North Dakota Highway Patrol conducted a checkpoint and saturation patrol in Stutsman and McIntosh Counties.
The purpose of the patrol saturation was to deter, detect and arrest alcohol impaired drives. So far this year, 45 people have lost their lives in traffic crashes in the state.
During the patrol saturation 24 traffic citations were given, there were 2 DUI arrests, 2 open container violations and 14 warnings given.
At the sobriety checkpoint in McIntosh County 29 vehicles were screened and 2 drivers were tested for DUI, although no citations or arrests were made.
The North Dakota Highway Patrol continues reminds drivers of their message, “Over the Limit- Under Arrest,” to encourage drivers to continue to make responsible decisions and designate a sober driver, or call for a ride if they have been consuming alcohol.