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02/06/2019 03:17 PM

Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over Campaign Results in 134 Alcohol- or Drug-Related Arrests and Citations

Bismarck, ND – Law enforcement agencies across the state participated in the national enforcement campaign, Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over, from December 14, 2018 through January 31, 2019, to deter motorists from driving impaired.

A total of 637 citations were attributed to the added enforcement patrols. Of the total citations, 77 were alcohol-related, of which 66 were driving under the influence (DUI) arrests. There were another 19 arrests or citations for other alcohol-related violations such as minor in consumption or open container and 38 drug-related arrests.

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 goal of zero motor vehicle fatalities and serious injuries by taking personal responsibility when travelling on the road. 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 deaths in North Dakota.

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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