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DUI Task Force on Hwy 85 and Hwy 23 in McKenzie County Results in 97 traffic stops

DUI Task Force on Hwy 85 and Hwy 23 in McKenzie County Results in 97 traffic stops

For Immediate Release: Sep 10 2018

Watford City, N.D.  – The Watford City Police Department and the McKenzie County Sheriff’s Office partnered to create a Driving Under the Influence (DUI) Task Force to focus on Highway 85 and Highway 23 in McKenzie County on Saturday, September 1 in an effort to eliminate impaired drivers from the roadway.

Eight DUI arrests were made during this task force. The other citations/arrests issued during the DUI Task Force included 20 speeding citations, 12 “other” traffic citations, six suspended/revoked license citations, five “other” criminal citations, two uninsured motorist citations, one distracted driving citation, one drug-related arrest, one open container citation, and one felony arrest.

Over the past five years in North Dakota, more than 300 people have died in alcohol-related crashes.

This DUI Task Force was part of the Vision Zero strategy to eliminate motor vehicle crash fatalities and serious injuries on North Dakota roads.
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Lead Agencies:

ND State Highway Patrol
ND DOT
ND Department of Health