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Cass County conducting sobriety checkpoint Aug. 20

Saturation patrols will also be conducted Friday, Aug. 19 through Sunday, Aug. 21, all to remind motorists of the dangers of driving under the influence and to remove impaired drivers from the road.

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CASS COUNTY — The North Dakota Highway Patrol and Cass County Sheriff’s Office will be conducting a sobriety checkpoint in Cass County on Saturday, Aug. 20.

Saturation patrols will also be conducted Friday, Aug. 19 through Sunday, Aug. 21, all to remind motorists of the dangers of driving under the influence and to remove impaired drivers from the road.

Members of Essentia Health’s nursing staff will be providing information to drivers about the dangers of impaired driving.

According to a release by the North Dakota Highway Patrol, there have been 52 fatalities on North Dakota roadways this year as of Aug. 15. In nine of these fatalities, the crashes involved alcohol.

This collaborative effort is in pursuit of Vision Zero –a statewide initiative to bring yearly traffic fatalities down to zero on North Dakota roadways.

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