January Sobriety Checkpoints Announced
PIERRE, S.D. – South Dakota’s Department of Public Safety will continue its sobriety checkpoint program in 2019 with 15 checkpoints planned in January.
The program is designed to discourage people from drinking and then driving. Monthly checkpoints are funded by the South Dakota Office of Highway Safety and conducted by the South Dakota Highway Patrol.
January checkpoints are scheduled for 13 different counties.
Checkpoints will be held in the counties of: Brown, Beadle, Charles Mix, Clay, Codington, Davison, Day, Lawrence, Minnehaha, Meade, Moody, Pennington and Roberts.
Both the Office of Highway Safety and the Highway Patrol are part of the Department of Public Safety.