Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over enforcement campaign begins Friday

From Friday to October 31, law enforcement across the state will have extra patrols to enforce the law on underage drinking, as well as conducting compliance checks and shoulder taps as a part of the Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over enforcement campaign.

The enforcement effort is to remind teens that drinking alcohol underage is illegal. Law enforcement will also educate teens that no matter your age, driving under the influence of alcohol is not only illegal but also dangerous. If teens are found to be consuming or in possession of alcohol, those individuals could face fines and end up in court.

In 2017, 49 percent of motor vehicle fatalities in North Dakota were alcohol-related.

“Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over reminds teens about the dangers of underage drinking,” said Minot Police Chief Jason Olson. “Teens may not realize there are very real consequences for their actions and this campaign helps us reinforce the message of the dangers of underage drinking.”

The campaign is part of the Vision Zero strategy to eliminate motor vehicle crash fatalities and serious injuries on North Dakota roads.

Visit the North Dakota Crash Memorial wall to view memorials built on the hope of preventing another death on North Dakota roads.