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Law enforcement to conduct sobriety checkpoint March 19 in Stutsman County

The North Dakota Highway Patrol, Stutsman County Sherriff’s Office and Jamestown Police Department will conduct a sobriety checkpoint Saturday, March 19, in Stutsman County.

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The North Dakota Highway Patrol, Stutsman County Sherriff’s Office and Jamestown Police Department will conduct a sobriety checkpoint Saturday, March 19, in Stutsman County.

The patrol will participate in a saturation Friday and Saturday, March 18-19, throughout Stutsman County.

The purpose of the checkpoint and saturation patrols is to deter impaired driving and to educate the public on the dangers of driving impaired, the patrol said. In 2021, there were 101 traffic fatalities on North Dakota roadways; 31, or 30.7%, of those fatalities were the result from impaired-driving related crashes as determined by the North Dakota Department of Transportation.

Alcohol and drug-related crashes are preventable, the patrol said.

“The safety of people on our roadways is our priority,” patrol's regional Sgt. Ben Kennelly said. “Every driver consistently needs to make the responsible choice to always drive sober. If a driver is impaired in any way, that driver needs to make the choice to not drive, even if it’s just a short distance.”

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The North Dakota Highway Patrol is committed to the Vision Zero strategy which aims to establish a culture of driver’s personal responsibility for their own safety as well as for the safety of their passengers and the traveling public.

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