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Walsh County DUI checkpoint planned for Nov. 1

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The North Dakota Highway Patrol and Walsh County Sheriff’s Office will conduct a sobriety checkpoint at a predetermined location in Walsh County on Friday, Nov. 1, the NDHP announced in a press release Thursday.

For sober drivers, the checkpoint may result in a minimal travel delay of two to three minutes, according to the release.

Following the checkpoint, NDHP troopers will conduct a saturation patrol to remove impaired drivers from the road.

"Impaired driving and impaired driving related motor vehicle crashes continue to be a major threat to the safety of the motoring public throughout North Dakota," the release said.

Through Oct. 15 of this year, there have been 78 fatal crashes on North Dakota roads resulting in 87 fatalities.

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Just under half, 32, of those fatal crashes involved a driver whose blood alcohol content was over the legal limit of .08%, the release said.

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