- Associated Press - Wednesday, January 28, 2015

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) - Preliminary numbers from the Highway Patrol show fewer fatal crashes with fewer victims in North Dakota last year compared to 2013.

The patrol says 136 people died in 122 fatal crashes on North Dakota roadways in 2014, down from 148 victims in 133 fatal crashes the previous year.

Troopers in 2014 made 1,677 arrests for driving under the influence, down from 1,936 in 2013. They issued 9,320 seat belt citations, up from 8,787 the year before.

Troopers worked more than 15,000 overtime hours to enhance traffic safety in 2014, compared with more than 14,000 hours the previous year.

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