March 30, 2017
PIERRE, S.D. – Sobriety checkpoints are planned in 19 South Dakota counties during April.
The checkpoints are conducted by the South Dakota Highway Patrol as a way to discourage people from drinking and then driving. All told, 24 checkpoints are scheduled to be held during the month.
April checkpoints are planned for the counties of Brown, Brule, Butte, Clay, Codington, Davison, Grant, Hughes, Jerauld, Lake, Lawrence, Meade, Minnehaha, Pennington, Roberts, Spink, Stanley, Walworth and Yankton.
The Highway Patrol is part of the South Dakota Department of Public Safety