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Sobriety Checkpoints Planned for January





For Immediate Release: Thursday, Dec. 28, 2017

Contact: Tony Mangan, Public Information Officer, 605-773-6196

 

Sobriety Checkpoints Planned for January

 

PIERRE, S.D. –  South Dakota’s Department of Public Safety will kick off 2018 by conducting sobriety checkpoints in 17 counties during the month of January.

 

The monthly checkpoints are funded by the South Dakota Office of Highway Safety and conducted by the South Dakota Highway Patrol. The checkpoints are designed to discourage people from drinking and then driving. 

 

January checkpoints are scheduled in the counties of: Brookings, Brown, Butte, Charles Mix, Clay, Codington, Day, Fall River, Hamlin, Hughes, Jackson, Meade, Mellette, Minnehaha, Pennington, Sanborn and Tripp.

 

Both the Office of Highway Safety and the Highway Patrol are part of the Department of Public Safety.

 

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