ND State Patrol helps to reduce intoxicated drivers

On Wednesday, Nov.22, 2017, the North Dakota Highway Patrol (NDHP) in cooperation with Sheriff’s Departments in Traill County, Grand Forks County, Walsh County, Pembina County, Nelson County, Ramsey County, Benson County, and Pierce County completed a Traffic and Alcohol Saturation in northeastern North Dakota. Sixteen Officers participated in the detail which ran from 4:00 p.m. to 12:00 a.m. and covered 158 miles of U.S. Highway 2 and 125 miles of Interstate 29.
The detail resulted in 91 citations, 53 warnings, and 1 highway assist. One driver was arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs, one driver was arrested for driving under suspension, and one driver was cited for having an open container of alcohol in a motor vehicle. No serious crashes occurred along U.S. Highway 2 or Interstate 29 during this detail.

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