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Statewide – Law enforcement agencies across the state participated in the national enforcement campaign, Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over, from August 18 through September 4, 2017, 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. 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.
Learn more about traffic safety initiatives at ndcodefortheroad.org or join the conversation on the Code for the Road Facebook or Twitter page. View memorials of individuals who lost their life due to an impaired driver at ndcodefortheroad.org/memorial.