PIERRE, S.D. – Sobriety checkpoints will be held in 21 South Dakota counties during October.
The checkpoints are designed to discourage people from drinking and then driving. The monthly checkpoints are funded by the South Dakota Office of Highway Safety and conducted by the Highway Patrol.
There are 24 checkpoints planned in the counties of: Beadle, Brown, Brule, Butte, Charles Mix, Clay, Codington, Custer, Day, Fall River, Hughes, Jackson, Lake, Lawrence, Lincoln, Meade, Minnehaha, Pennington, Roberts, Sanborn and Spink.
Both the Office of Highway Safety and the Highway Patrol are part of the Department of Public Safety.