Sobriety checkpoints announced for March

PIERRE, S.D. (Press Release) – South Dakota’s Department of Public Safety has released its March list of sobriety checkpoints scheduled throughout the state.

The checkpoints are done each month 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.

In March, there are 22 checkpoints planned in 19 counties.

Checkpoints are scheduled in the counties of: Beadle, Butte, Codington, Custer, Day, Davison, Edmunds, Hamlin, Hughes, Lake, Lawrence, Lincoln, Lyman, Minnehaha, Moody, Pennington, Stanley, Yankton and Walworth.

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