Impaired driving and impaired-driving related motor vehicle crashes continue to be a major threat to the safety and well-being of the motoring public throughout North Dakota. Through Sept. 30 of this year, there have been 68 fatal crashes on North Dakota roads resulting in 74 fatalities. Eighteen, or 26.5%, of these fatal crashes were alcohol-related.
To increase public awareness of this problem and to deter citizens from choosing to drive impaired, the North Dakota Highway Patrol and Benson County Sheriff’s Office will conduct a sobriety checkpoint at a predetermined location in Benson County on Friday, Oct. 5.
Results of the sobriety checkpoint will be provided Oct. 8. The North Dakota Highway Patrol reminds the public to plan ahead and always designate a sober driver.