Bismarck, ND– From April 1 to May 20, law enforcement agencies across North Dakota deployed extra patrols
enforcing the law against underage drinking, as well as conducting compliance checks and shoulder taps, as part
of the Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over campaign.
A total of 252 citations were attributed to the added enforcement, including 73 minor in consumption citations,
23 minor in possession citations, 18 “other alcohol-related” citations, nine drug-related citations and six Driving
Under the Influence (DUI) arrests.
Traffic stops by the added patrols also resulted in one felony arrest, five warrants served and 20 speeding
In the midst of proms, graduations, and other activities for teens and young adults in North Dakota during this
time of year, deterring teens from alcohol and/or drugs is a critical message for law enforcement to
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 help meet the
state’s goal of zero motor vehicle fatalities and serious injuries on North Dakota roads.
Learn more about traffic safety initiatives at VisionZero.ND.gov or join the conversation on the Vision Zero ND
Facebook or Twitter page.