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Forum staff reports, Published September 16 2009

Sobriety checkpoint scheduled Thursday

A sobriety checkpoint is scheduled Thursday as part of an effort to deter drunken driving in Fargo.

Officers from Fargo, North Dakota State University and Cass County plan to collaborate on the effort.

A news release issued by Fargo did not provide the location of the checkpoint but said it will be within city limits.

Since October 2004, Fargo police have conducted 41 sobriety checkpoints that have resulted in 131 DUI arrests.

Law enforcement encourages securing a safe and sober ride in order to reduce alcohol-related crashes.