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Highway 85 enforcement nets 125 citations

A law enforcement saturation on U.S. Highway 85 in southwest North Dakota on Sunday resulted in 125 citations.

The North Dakota Highway Patrol and the Billings County Sheriff's Office conducted patrols Sunday in an effort to increase traffic safety on busy two-lane roads in western North Dakota.

Highway Patrol Sgt. Daniel Haugen said troopers said Sunday brings an increase in traffic to Highway 85 due to people returning to work.

The 125 citations were primarily for speeding and came from Bowman, Slope, Stark and Billings counties, Haugen said.

The effort also resulted in two arrests for driving with a suspended license, one arrest for driving without insurance and 34 warnings.

The saturation aimed to reduce traffic crashes and accident-causing violations.

Amy Dalrymple

Amy Dalrymple is a Forum News Service reporter stationed in the Oil Patch. She can be reached at or (701) 580-6890.