The North Dakota Highway Patrol (NDHP) and the Steele County Sheriff's Office conducted a DUI checkpoint on Friday, June 29 in Steele County and an area alcohol saturation on June 29 and June 30.
Forty-eight vehicles were stopped at the checkpoint and one driver was tested for impairment. There were no arrests, citations, or incidents. During the saturation, three DUI arrests were made and there was one citation issued for open container in a vehicle.
The primary purpose of a checkpoint and saturation event is to deter drinking and driving. High-visibility enforcement is one element of a collaborative effort to help meet the goal of zero motor vehicle fatalities and serious injuries on North Dakota roads. Through June 30, approximately 15.8 percent of North Dakota fatal crashes have been alcohol-related.