‘Drive Sober’ campaign generates 252 citations

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More than 250 citations were issued to people across the state by law enforcement agencies during the recent “Drive Sober Or Get Pulled Over” campaign. 

The effort, aimed at enforcing laws against underage drinking, ran from April 1 through May 20 – the peak period in North Dakota for proms, graduations and other teen and young adult activities. 

A federal grant distributed through the North Dakota Department of Transportation helped cover the cost of additional traffic enforcement during the 50-day heightened enforcement period. 

Of the 252 citations issued statewide: 

  • 73 were for “minors in consumption” 

  • 23 for” minors in possession” 

  • 18 “other alcohol-related” citations 

  • 9 drug-related citations 

  • 6 driving under the influence (DUI) citations 

The high-visibility enforcement program  is one part of “Vision Zero,” a collaborative effort to help meet the state’s goal of zero motor vehicle fatalities and serious injuries on North Dakota roads.   

You can learn more about Vision Zero here

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