Thanks to additional federal funding, 41 North Dakota law enforcement agencies across the state will receive $127,000 to crack down on alcohol-related driving incidents, especially around Labor Day.

Starting today and lasting through Sept. 1, the campaign will be the most far-reaching enforcement campaign ever in North Dakota, said Linda Butts, deputy director for Driver and Vehicle Services at the North Dakota Department of Transportation.

Butts said rural roads provide unique challenges such as gravel, lighting and weather conditions.

“It is essential that drivers on rural roads drive carefully and vigilantly,” she said. “And never drink and drive.”

With 20 more law enforcement agencies participating in the Labor Day crackdown than last year, Butts said the message is clear to not drink and drive.

“It is our goal to get off that list,” Butts said.

Bismarck Tribune – Bismarck News – State receives $127,000 to fight DUIs.