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Staff report, Published June 29 2009

Sobriety checkpoint set for July 4 in Barnes County

VALLEY CITY, N.D. – The North Dakota Highway Patrol will conduct a sobriety checkpoint at an undisclosed location in Barnes County on the Fourth of July.

“Due to the increased traffic during the Fourth of July holiday weekend, our goal is to ensure that families arrive at their holiday destinations safely,” Lt. Eldon Mehrer said in a news release.

As of today, there have been 51 fatal traffic crashes in North Dakota, with 22 crashes – or 43 percent – involving alcohol, the release said.