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Regional DUI task force increases presence

In a continuing effort to end the problem of impaired driving, North Dakota law enforcement agencies are providing unified enhanced enforcement, according to a release.

The Southwest Dickinson Regional DUI Task Force announced there will be an more law enforcement on rural, city and state roads throughout the southwest Dickinson region for the month of March.

Law enforcement officials believe that any number of fatalities due to impaired driving is too high and encourage motorists to designate a driver and find alternatives to impaired driving. The success of the enforcement campaigns encourages the Southwest Dickinson Regional DUI Task Force to continue their work to keep North Dakota drivers safe.

In addition to alcohol, the Task Force has also noted seeing impaired driving problems as a result of prescription drugs. Motorists should take warning labels seriously as many prescriptions can impair judgment and motor skills, resulting in dangerous impaired driving.

The Southwest Dickinson DUI Task Force includes the following agencies: North Dakota Highway Patrol, Stark, Billings, Slope, Bowman, Adams and Golden Valley county sheriff’s offices and the Belfield and Dickinson police departments.

Funding for this enhanced enforcement is provided through the North Dakota Department of Transportation.

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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