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Vision Zero reports over 150 alcohol and drug-related citations in March

In its "Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over" campaign in March 2021, 151 alcohol and drug-related citations and arrests were made in North Dakota.

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The North Dakota Senate voted against legislation Thursday, March 14, that would have outlawed DUI checkpoints. Special to The Forum

NORTH DAKOTA — With the end of one campaign and the start of another, North Dakota's Vision Zero initiative is working to prevent impaired driving.

The initiative through the North Dakota Department of Transportation says March was an average month for drug and alcohol citations and arrests. Specifically, the Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over campaign brought in 151 arrests and citations from the March 1 through March 31 for drug or alcohol-related incidents.

The safety division director tells us that while more tickets may be written during the campaigns, that isn't their primary focus.

"What we're attempting to do in the long term is change the culture of drivers and occupants who utilize north Dakota roads," says Karin Mongeon, Safety Division Director at the North Dakota Department of Transportation.

Vision Zero's next campaign, Obey the Sign, or Pay the Fine began April 23 and will bring extra attention to speeding thru May 23.

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