- Associated Press - Wednesday, February 15, 2017

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) - North Dakota law enforcement agencies cited or arrested more than 100 people for alcohol or drug violations during a crackdown on impaired driving over the holiday season.

The North Dakota Department of Transportation says a total of 447 citations were issued during stepped-up enforcement patrols during the Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over campaign. The enforcement patrols ran from Dec. 16, 2016, through Jan. 31, 2017.

Officials say of the total citations, 55 were alcohol-related, with 50 driving under the influence arrests. Another 23 arrests or citations were for other alcohol-related violations such as underage consumption or open container, and 35 arrests were drug-related.

Funding for the additional traffic safety enforcement comes from federal grant money distributed through the state Transportation Department.




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