Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over campaign results in 96 alcohol or drug-related arrests and citations
For Immediate Release: Apr 25 2022
STATEWIDE, N.D. – Law enforcement agencies across the state participated in the Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over enforcement campaign from March 1 – 31, 2022 to deter motorists from driving impaired.
Of the 96 alcohol or drug-related citations issued, there were 47 driving under the influence (DUI) arrests. Alcohol-related charges also include two arrests or citations for minor in consumption and minor in possession. This enforcement period also resulted in 17 drug-related arrests.
Approximately one in seven adult arrests in North Dakota in 2020 were for DUI. Alcohol and drug-related motor vehicle 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.