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October Sobriety Checkpoints Announced





FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2019

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

 

October Sobriety Checkpoints Announced

 

PIERRE, S.D. – Nineteen sobriety checkpoints in 13 different counties are planned for October, according to the South Dakota Department of Public Safety.

 

Checkpoints are done monthly in different counties as a way to discourage drivers from drinking and then driving.  The checkpoints are funded by the South Dakota Office of Highway Safety and conducted by the South Dakota Highway Patrol with the help of local law enforcement.

  

October checkpoints are planned for the counties of: Brookings, Brown, Brule, Clay, Codington, Davison, Day, Jerauld, Lake, Lawrence, Meade, Minnehaha and Pennington.

 

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

 

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