To increase public awareness of impaired driving and impaired-driving related motor vehicle crashes and to deter citizens from choosing to drive impaired, the North Dakota Highway Patrol, Dickinson Police Department, and Stark County Sheriff’s Office will conduct a sobriety checkpoint on Friday, Oct. 12 at a predetermined location in Stark County.
An alcohol saturation patrol will be conducted following the checkpoint and throughout the weekend. 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 Oct. 8 of this year, there have been 73 fatal crashes on North Dakota roads resulting in 80 fatalities. Twenty-one, or 28.8%, of these fatal crashes were alcohol-related.
The North Dakota Highway Patrol reminds the public to plan ahead, always designate a sober driver, and drive distraction free as we all work together toward Vision Zero.