06/04/2018 11:00 AM
252 Citations from Extra Patrols for Underage Drinking Enforcement in April-May
Statewide – From April 1 to May 20, law enforcement agencies across North Dakota deployed extra patrols enforcing the law against underage drinking, as well as conducting compliance checks and shoulder taps, as part of the Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over campaign.
A total of 252 citations were attributed to the added enforcement, including 73 minor in consumption citations, 23 minor in possession citations, 18 “other alcohol-related” citations, nine drug-related citations and six Driving Under the Influence (DUI) arrests.
Traffic stops by the added patrols also resulted in one felony arrest, five warrants served and 20 speeding tickets.In the midst of proms, graduations, and other activities for teens and young adults in North Dakota during this time of year, deterring teens from alcohol and/or drugs is a critical message for law enforcement to communicate.
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 help meet the state’s goal of zero motor vehicle fatalities and serious injuries on North Dakota roads.
Learn more about traffic safety initiatives at VisionZero.ND.gov or join the conversation on the Vision Zero ND Facebook or Twitter page.