Local, regional law enforcement saturate U.S. Highway 2 corridor over Fourth of July weekend

    In an unprecedented effort, Minnesota and North Dakota law enforcement from the northern Red River Valley, including the Crookston Police Department and Polk County Sheriff's Office, teamed up as part of an effort to make the Fourth of July holiday weekend as safe and uneventful as possible for travelers along the busy U.S. Highway 2 corridor.   

    The Minnesota State Patrol, North Dakota State Patrol, Grand Forks County Sheriff’s Office, Polk County Sheriff’s Office, Grand Forks and East Grand Forks police departments and the Crookston Police Department worked a 4-day, high visibility enforcement project on and around U.S. Highway 2 July 3 to July 6.   

    So how did it go?   

    There were:   

    • 558 traffic stops
    • 368 citations     
    • 311 warnings    
    • 42 seat belt violations     
    • 12 DWIs
    •  No serious injury or fatal crashes on the U.S. Highway 2 corridor