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HIGH VISIBILITY ENFORCEMENT RESULTS

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: DECEMBER 1, 2014

Troopers arrested three drivers for DUI and issued 504 citations during a one-day special enforcement effort last week. Most of the citations were speeding violations, followed by seat belt violations.

Last Wednesday, the day before Thanksgiving, troopers statewide were on high visibility patrol in an effort to keep motorists safe. All traffic laws were strictly enforced.

Troopers are increasing enforcement through the end of the year. Buckle up, drive for the conditions, and never drink and drive. 

TROOPERS INCREASING ENFORCEMENT

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: NOVEMBER 24, 2014

On Wednesday, one of the busiest travel days of the year, the North Dakota Highway Patrol is increasing enforcement. This month, five people have died and many more were injured in crashes with weather and road conditions being a contributing factor. Alcohol has been involved in approximately 50 percent of November’s fatal crashes.

Buckle up, drive for the conditions, and never drink and drive. If you see an impaired driver, call 911. Avoid distracted driving such as talking on a cell phone, texting, or any activity that takes attention away from the road. Allow more time to travel during winter months.

 Through the end of the year, troopers will be on high visibility patrol throughout the state and all traffic laws will be strictly enforced.

NORTH DAKOTA HIGHWAY PATROL SEEKING INFORMATION

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: NOVEMBER 3, 2014

On October 28 at 6:35 p.m., a group of vehicles were driving in the westbound lanes of I-94 near mile marker 168, a half mile west of the Apple Creek rest area. These vehicles came upon rocks that were scattered on the roadway, ranging in size from small up to the size of a basketball. Four passenger vehicles and a truck tractor were damaged from striking the rocks.

The North Dakota Highway Patrol is seeking information on the owner and/or transporter of the rock material that was on the roadway. An owner of an involved vehicle is offering a $500 reward for information.

Contact the Highway Patrol at 701-328-5590 or State Radio at 701-328-9921.

NEW REGIONAL COMMANDER IN WILLISTON

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: OCTOBER 29, 2014

Colonel Michael Gerhart Jr. has announced the promotion and reassignment of Sergeant Jamie Huschka. Huschka will be promoted to the rank of lieutenant and assigned to serve as the regional commander of the Highway Patrol’s northwest region in Williston effective November 1.

Huschka began his career with the NDHP in 2004 when he attended the training academy. After graduation, he served as a traffic enforcement trooper in Williston. In 2010, Huschka was promoted to the rank of sergeant.

Huschka earned an associate of arts degree from Williston State College.

RETIREMENT OF CAPTAIN GARY ORLUCK

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: OCTOBER 22, 2014

After 28 years of distinguished service, Captain Gary Orluck is retiring from the North Dakota Highway Patrol, effective October 31.

Orluck began his career with the NDHP in January 1986 by attending the academy. After graduation, he was stationed in New Salem and Bismarck. Orluck was promoted to sergeant in 1998 and was reassigned to Minot. He was promoted to captain in 2002 and became the district commander in Grand Forks. In 2005, Orluck moved back to Minot and served as the district commander. In 2007, Orluck was promoted to the administrative commander of the Highway Patrol’s northwest region.

Upon retirement, Orluck will be awarded the NDHP Meritorious Service Medal for serving with honor and merit.

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For More Information

Contact: Sergeant Tom Iverson, NDHP
North Dakota Highway Patrol
701-328-2455