The North Dakota Highway Patrol and Walsh County Sheriff’s Office will conduct a sobriety checkpoint at a predetermined location in Walsh County on Friday, Nov. 1. For sober drivers, the checkpoint may result in a minimal travel delay of 2-3 minutes. Following the checkpoint, NDHP Troopers will conduct a saturation patrol to remove impaired drivers from the road. Impaired driving and impaired driving related motor vehicle crashes continue to be a major threat to the safety of the motoring public throughout North Dakota. Through Oct. 15 of this year, there have been 78 fatal crashes on North Dakota roads resulting in 87 fatalities. Thirty-two, or 41.0%, of these fatal crashes involved a driver whose blood alcohol content was over the legal limit of .08%.
The North Dakota Highway Patrol reminds the public to plan ahead and always designate a sober driver as we all work together toward Vision Zero. North Dakota’s Vision Zero strategy aims to establish a culture of personal responsibility where motor vehicle fatalities and serious injuries are recognized as preventable and not tolerated. The mission is to eliminate fatalities and serious injuries caused by motor vehicle crashes.