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.