Law enforcement across the state will have extra patrols to remove impaired drivers from the road from Dec. 18 until Jan. 31 as part of the Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over campaign.

Preliminary 2020 data shows fatalities from alcohol are at 32%. However, alcohol and drug-related motor vehicle crashes, fatalities and arrests are 100% preventable. Drivers should always take personal responsibility by driving sober, designating a sober driver or using a ride-hailing service.

“Save money this holiday season by avoiding fines for driving under the influence,” says Traill County Sergeant Shawn Skager. “Designate a sober driver or make sure you’ve downloaded a ride-hailing app so you’re sure to get home.”

This campaign is part of the Vision Zero strategy to eliminate motor vehicle crash fatalities and serious injuries on North Dakota roads.