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Regional DUI Task Force announces 1st quarter enforcement results

The Southwest Dickinson Regional DUI Task Force announced its first quarter results in a press release on Wednesday.

The task force made 11 arrests for driving under the influence, two drug-related arrests, seven other alcohol-related citations, three citations for driving while suspended, 74 speed citations and five other significant arrests and traffic citations and made a total of 169 enforcement contacts during the recent unified saturation patrol effort.   

In the Southwest Dickinson Region, nine law enforcement agencies participated in the first quarter of this program, which was conducted through the month of October.

By working together to create high-visibility enforcement, early results show a positive impact of deterring motorists from drinking and driving. These statistics emphasize the importance of enforcement and saturation patrols in protecting motorists on North Dakota’s roadways.

Nearly 80 percent of all law enforcement agencies currently participate in the DUI Task Force across North Dakota. This program is intended to save lives by reducing alcohol-related fatalities and car crashes.

The Southwest Dickinson DUI Task Force includes the following agencies: North Dakota Highway Patrol; Sheriff's offices from Stark, Billings, Slope, Bowman, Adams, and Golden Valley counties; and the Belfield and Dickinson police departments.

This task force began in October 2010 to help take significant steps towards reducing alcohol-related crashes and fatalities across the state.

Katherine Grandstrand
I graduated from Bemidji State University in 2007 with a bachelor's degree in mass communcations, from Columbia College Chicago in 2009 with a master's degree in journalism.  
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