(Bismarck, ND) -- Law enforcement agencies across the state participated in the Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over enforcement campaign from December 18th, 2020 to January 31st, 2021 to reinforce the importance of not driving under the influence. As a result, 167 alcohol or drug-related arrests and citations were issued.
A total of 695 citations were made throughout the enforcement patrols. Of those citations, there were 141 alcohol-related with 77 driving under the influence arrests. Alcohol-related charges also include 41 arrests or citations for minor in consumption, minor in possession and open container. This enforcement period resulted in 26 drug-related arrests.
The state department of transportation is reminding North Dakotans that alcohol and drug-related motor vehicle crashes, fatalities and arrests are 100% preventable, and making the choice to always drive sober or find a sober ride can prevent tragedies on North Dakota roads. They say every driver and vehicle occupant can help meet the state’s goal of zero motor vehicle fatalities and serious injuries by taking personal responsibility when traveling, which means wearing a seat belt at all times, transporting children in child passenger safety seats appropriate for the child’s age, height and weight, driving distraction-free, driving sober and obeying all posted speed limits.
To learn more about NDDOT's safety initiativies, click here.