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The North Dakota Highway Patrol will be increasing its presence for the Fourth of July weekend and additional troopers will be stationed in the northwest region of the state.

Captain Gary Orluck says special alcohol checkpoints will be held at various locations throughout Williams and McKenzie Counties. Among the additional troopers on the road will be four recent graduates from the highway patrol academy. Those graduates will be looking extensively for travelers driving under the influence. But Orluck says the threat of a DUI is not the only concern when driving intoxicated.

"It is not so much the threat of being arrested but what if you are in a traffic crash and you hurt themselves or somebody else. So it is not worth the gamble to drink and drive or drive impaired. It is just best to make arrangements, have a designated driver and make sure you arrive to your destination safely," said Highway Patrol Captain Gary Orluck.

The increased saturation will last through Sunday.

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