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DUI enforcement increases for holidays

Law enforcement will increase patrols statewide to remove impaired drivers from the road as part of the Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over campaign from Dec. 16 through Jan. 31, according to the North Dakota Department of Transportation.

From mid-December 2016 through late January 2017 there were two preventable deaths and 43 injuries in alcohol-related North Dakota crashes, according to NDDOT. More than 300 people have died in alcohol-related North Dakota crashes over five years.

In conjunction with the enforcement campaign, NDDOT is launching an impaired driving campaign. It tells the story of a fatal Mandan crash on Oct. 29, 2011. Taylor Berhow, 23, was convicted of manslaughter for driving drunk in a crash that killed three of his passengers, NDDOT said.

Today, Berhow speaks to youth and other groups around the state about his experience and the decisions he made that day. His goal is to deter other people from making bad choices.

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