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To enhance safety for school children and provide education to the public, North Dakota Highway Patrol (NDHP) Troopers in the southwest region will partner with the Flasher school district on Jan. 22 and the Linton school district on Feb. 6 to conduct a ‘Trooper on a Bus’ enforcement efforts.
The North Dakota Highway Patrol (NDHP), Stutsman County Sheriff’s Department, and Jamestown Police Department conducted a sobriety checkpoint on Saturday, Dec. 29 in Stutsman County. During the checkpoint, 59 vehicles were screened, and no violations were found.
The North Dakota Highway Patrol (NDHP) and North Dakota Department of Transportation (NDDOT) urge motorists to exercise caution while snowplows are working to clear highways.
In an eight-hour period on Wednesday, Dec. 26, NDHP investigated five crashes involving snowplows. In four separate crashes, vehicles rear ended snow plows on I-94 near Richardton; on I-94 near Hebron; on I-94 near Steele and on Highway 85 near Williston. Minor injuries were reported in the Steele and Richardton crashes.
At 10:16 a.m. on Friday, Dec. 28, a North Dakota Highway Patrol (NDHP)Trooper was completing a crash investigation in the westbound lane of I94 near mile marker 352, between the Red River Bridge and University Drive in Fargo. The NDHP Trooper’s vehicle was parked on the westbound shoulder when a 2018 Honda Civic, driven by Tazitabong Nkengateh, 40, Fargo, lost control while traveling west and side-swiped the patrol vehicle. Nkengateh and the trooper were uninjured in the crash. Moments later, another crash occurred between two vehicles at the same location. In addition, another three vehicles spun out in the same location, nearly striking the trooper and other motorists.
The North Dakota Highway Patrol (NDHP), the North Dakota Department of Transportation (NDDOT) and the North Dakota Department of Health (NDDoH) – lead agencies of North Dakota’s Vision Zero strategy to reduce motor vehicle crash fatalities and serious injuries to zero – remind motorists to drive and ride safely this busy travel season. The agencies stress that every driver and vehicle occupant in North Dakota needs to take personal responsibility on the road to help meet the Vision Zero goal.