Sobriety checkpoint planned in Ward County

On Saturday, the North Dakota Highway Patrol and Ward County Sheriff’s Office will conduct a sobriety checkpoint at a predetermined location in Ward County. For sober drivers, there will be minimal travel delay. Following the checkpoint, NDHP troopers will conduct a saturation patrol to remove impaired drivers from the road.

Impaired driving and impaired driving-related motor vehicle crashes continue to be a major threat to the safety of the motoring public throughout North Dakota. Through Aug. 11 of this year, there have been 56 fatal crashes on North Dakota roads resulting in 63 fatalities. Twenty-three, or 36.5%, of these fatal crashes were alcohol-related.

Results of these DUI enforcement efforts will be provided following the event.

The North Dakota Highway Patrol reminds the public to plan ahead, always designate a sober driver.