689 citations issued during alcohol saturation campaign in ND

MGN Online: Drinking and Driving

BISMARCK, N.D. (Valley News Live) The "Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over" campaign resulted in 143 alcohol- or drug-related arrests and citations in North Dakota.

Law enforcement agencies across the state participated in the national enforcement campaign from August 18 through September 4, 2017, to deter motorists from driving impaired.

A total of 689 citations were attributed to the added enforcement patrols.

Of the total citations, 57 were alcohol-related with 49 driving under the influence arrests.

There were another 52 arrests or citations for other alcohol-related violations such as minor in consumption or open container and 34 drug-related arrests.

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

Funding for additional traffic safety enforcement is provided by federal grant money distributed through the NDDOT.