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309 citations issued during Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over

309 citations issued during Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over

For Immediate Release: Oct 05 2023
STATEWIDE, N.D. – Law enforcement agencies across the state participated in the Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over enforcement campaign from Aug. 18 to Sept. 4 to deter motorists from driving impaired.

Of the 309 citations issued, there were 40 driving under the influence (DUI) arrests. Alcohol-related charges also include 26 arrests or citations for minor in consumption, minor in possession and open container. This enforcement period also resulted in 17 drug-related arrests.

Alcohol and drug-related crashes, fatalities and arrests are 100% preventable. 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. This 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.

High-visibility enforcement for traffic safety is one element of a collaborative effort to eliminate vehicle deaths in North Dakota.

Learn more about safety initiatives at or join the conversation on the Vision Zero ND Facebook or X page. View memorials of individuals who lost their life due to an impaired driver on the North Dakota Crash Memorial Wall.