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North Dakota Department of Transportation News Release. Toll Free: 1-855-NDROADS (637-6237)
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09/10/2018 03:43 PM

DUI Task Force on Hwy 85 and Hwy 23 in McKenzie County Results in 97 traffic stops

The Watford City Police Department and the McKenzie County Sheriff’s Office partnered to create a Driving Under the Influence (DUI) Task Force to focus on Highway 85 and Highway 23 in McKenzie County on Saturday, September 1 in an effort to eliminate impaired drivers from the roadway. Eight DUI arrests were made during this task force.

The other citations/arrests issued during the DUI Task Force included 20 speeding citations, 12 “other” traffic citations, six suspended/revoked license citations, five “other” criminal citations, two uninsured motorist citations, one distracted driving citation, one drug-related arrest, one open container citation, and one felony arrest.

Over the past five years in North Dakota, more than 300 people have died in alcohol-related crashes.


This DUI Task Force was part of the Vision Zero strategy to eliminate motor vehicle crash fatalities and serious injuries on North Dakota roads.



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