Alcohol is a factor in about 43% of fatal crashes in North Dakota annually. The St. Patrick’s Day holiday is one of the biggest drinking nights of the year, and this unfortunately, means more impaired drivers on the roads. Now through March 31 law enforcement agencies across North Dakota are increasing patrols during the Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over enforcement campaign to save lives.
Alcohol and drug-related motor vehicle crashes, fatalities, and arrests for DUI are 100% preventable – no matter the season. Drivers should always take personal responsibility by driving sober, designating a sober driver, or using a ride-hailing service.
This campaign is part of the Vision Zero strategy to eliminate motor vehicle crash fatalities and serious injuries on North Dakota roads.