Mercer County Sobriety Checkpoint Leads To Two Arrests

(Mercer County, ND) — A sobriety checkpoint conducted by the Mercer County Sheriff’s Department and the North Dakota Highway Patrol has resulted in two arrests. The checkpoint was in place Saturday, and 141 vehicles were stopped. Seven of the drivers were screened for impairment, with one being arrested for DUI. Due to the increased law enforcement presence in the area after the checkpoint, another drug arrest was later made in the same area, while two teenagers were charged with underage drinking as a result of the investigation. These checkpoints are conducted to dissuade drunk driving in North Dakota, where according to statistics, an alcohol-related crash occurs every 13 hours.

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