Law enforcement agencies across Minnesota and North Dakota are beginning a concentrated effort to catch impaired drivers.
The extra DWI enforcement campaign is coordinated by the Minnesota Department of Public Safety Office of Traffic Safety.
Officers, deputies and troopers from more than 300 agencies in Minnesota will work overtime.
In North Dakota, some 60 law enforcement officers will be using their specially-trained skills to detect motorists who are high on drugs. Around 20 agencies across the state employ officers who have taken the program to help law enforcement identify drivers who are under the influence of drugs other than alcohol.
Agencies begin a “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” enforcement campaign Friday and runs through September 2nd.