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09/11/2018 09:18 AM

Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over Campaign Results in 95 Alcohol- or Drug-Related Arrests and Citations

Law enforcement agencies across the state joined efforts for the Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over enforcement campaign from August 17 through September 3, 2018 to deter motorists from driving impaired.

A total of 524 citations were attributed to the added enforcement patrols. Of the total citations, 48 were alcohol-related, of which 43 were driving under the influence (DUI) arrests. There were another 16 arrests or citations for other alcohol-related violations such as minor in consumption or open container, 31 drug-related arrests and 158 speeding citations.

Impaired driving is 100 percent preventable and stopping it can prevent tragedies on North Dakota’s roads. Every driver and vehicle occupant in North Dakota can help meet the state’s Vision Zero goal of zero motor vehicle fatalities and serious injuries on North Dakota roads by taking personal responsibility when driving. This means wearing a seat belt at all times, transporting children in child passenger safety seats appropriate for the child’s age and height, driving distraction free, driving sober (i.e. not under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs) and obeying all posted speed limits.

High-visibility enforcement for traffic safety is one element of a collaborative effort to eliminate 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.


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