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Impaired Driving Press Release

December 15th, 2020

For more information: NDDOT Public Safety Information Manager,


Law Enforcement Reminder: Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over


McKenzie County – Beginning December 18th, 2020 until January 31st, 2021, the McKenzie County Sheriff’s Office will have extra patrols to remove impaired drivers from the road.

In 2019, 42% of North Dakota motor vehicle fatalities were alcohol-related. Alcohol-related crashes and DUI arrests are 100% preventable if every driver takes personal responsibility and drives sober or plans to have a sober ride.

“Prevent a tragedy in your life and the lives of others by designating a sober driver before you go out,” said McKenzie County Sherriff Matt Johansen. “Help us meet the goal of Vision Zero by driving sober or finding a sober ride.”

Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over is part of the Vision Zero strategy to eliminate motor vehicle crash fatalities and serious injuries on North Dakota roads.

Visit the North Dakota Crash Memorial Wall to view memorials built on the hope of preventing another death on North Dakota roads.

Vision Zero Campaign press release

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