To increase public awareness of impaired driving and impaired-driving related motor vehicle crashes and to deter citizens from choosing to drive impaired, the North Dakota Highway Patrol, Stutsman County Sheriff’s Department, and Jamestown Police Department will conduct a sobriety checkpoint on Saturday, Dec. 29, at a predetermined location in Stutsman County. In conjunction to the sobriety checkpoint, saturation patrols will be conducted on Dec. 28 and Dec. 29 in Stutsman and Barnes Counties.
The primary purpose of a checkpoint and saturation is to deter drinking and driving. This year, approximately 33 percent of fatal crashes have been alcohol-related. Through Dec. 8 of this year, 31 of the 100 fatalities on North Dakota roadways have occurred in alcohol-related crashes.