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DUI Checkpoint Update

DUI Checkpoint Update

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Last week, Williams County had a DUI Sobriety Checkpoint, this week it was Ward County's turn.

North Dakota Highway Patrol and Ward County officers were posted near Berthold along Highway 2 on Friday night from 8 to midnight.

During the checkpoint, approximately 310 vehicles were checked.

One driver was evaluated for impairment but no arrests were made.

The purpose of the checkpoint was to deter the deadly practice of impaired driving and increase awareness.

Law enforcement would like the checkpoint to be about educating and deterring, rather than arresting.

(Cpt. Gary Orluck, ND State Highway Patrol) "When we set up a checkpoint, we don't call it a success if we arrest a lot of people through the checkpoint or if we find people that have been drinking. What we measure the success is if we don't have an alcohol related crash for that area for that evening."

The checkpoint was held in conjunction with the national Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over campaign.

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