Law enforcement patrols across the state participated in the Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over campaign from December 16, 2016 through January 31, 2017 to help save lives on North Dakota roads during the holiday season.
A total of 447 citations were attributed to the enforcement patrols. Of the total citations, 55 were alcohol-related with 50 driving under the influence (DUI) arrests. There were another 23 arrests or citations for other alcohol-related violations such as minor in consumption or open container, and 35 drug-related arrests.
Tragedies can be prevented on North Dakota’s roads as impaired driving is 100 percent preventable. In 2016, nearly 43 percent of all motor vehicle fatalities were alcohol-related.
Funding for additional traffic safety enforcement is provided by federal grant money distributed through the NDDOT. High-visibility enforcement for traffic safety is one element of a collaborative effort to eliminate motor vehicle deaths in North Dakota.