IMPAIRED DRIVING

Eight percent increase in Memorial Day travel expected despite high gas prices

The warmer temperatures lately have us feeling like we're already in the middle of summer.

FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) – With Memorial Day coming up and road construction season in full swing, expect roads to be busy. AAA predicts more than 39 million Americans will travel this holiday weekend. They say it’s an eight percent increase from last year and the most expected to travel since 2017. With no end in sight for high gas prices,…

North Dakota leads the nation in DUI rate

NORTH DAKOTA (KVRR) – With more than five percent of drivers reporting a DUI on their record, North Dakota is the leader of DUIs and drivers with suspended licenses in the nation according to a study by Insurify. The same study ranks the state third in speeding tickets meaning North Dakotans with a speeding ticket on average pay 56 percent…

Six People Arrested During Saturation Patrols in Cass and Barnes Counties

Two additional arrests occurred during the patrols.

CASS COUNTY, N.D.–The North Dakota Highway Patrol conducted saturation patrols on Saturday and Sunday in Cass and Barnes counties resulting in six arrests. The six people taken into custody were arrested on suspicious of driving under the influence including one minor found to be in possession of alcohol at the time of arrest. A total of six citations were written…

Cass County Sheriff’s Office to Conduct Sobriety Checkpoint

The checkpoint will take place at some point between Friday, August 23rd through Sunday, August 25th.

CASS COUNTY, N.D. –  The Cass County Sheriff’s Office, along with the Southeast Region of the North Dakota Highway Patrol and Essentia Health, will be conducting a sobriety checkpoint in Cass County. The checkpoint will take place at some point between Friday, August 23rd through Sunday, August 25th. The Cass County Sheriff’s office says the primary goal of a sobriety…

Officers Specially Trained to Detect Drugged Drivers

Tarek Chase says law enforcement officers statewide have noticed an increase in drug-impaired driving.

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) _ As law enforcement agencies across North Dakota begin a concentrated effort to catch impaired drivers, some 60 law enforcement officers will be using their specially-trained skills to detect motorists who are high on drugs. About 20 agencies across the state employ officers who have taken the rigorous, internationally utilized program that helps law enforcement identify drivers…

Six People Hurt In Crash By Rothsay, Driver Arrested

Kerry Gee of Gary, Indiana was arrested for impaired driving

ROTHSAY, MN — Six people, including four young children, were hurt in a crash Monday afternoon near Rothsay. The driver, 52-year-old Kerry Gee of Gary, Indiana, was arrested for impaired driving, pending the results of a blood test. Minnesota State Patrol says just before 2 p.m. near Rothsay, a car was eastbound on I-94 when it went off the road, struck…