Sobriety checkpoints announced for May

PIERRE, S.D. (Press Release) – Sobriety checkpoints in 19 counties are planned during May by the South Dakota Department of Public Safety.

Checkpoints are held each month in different counties. They are designed to discourage people 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.

May checkpoints are scheduled for the counties of: Brown, Brookings, Butte, Codington, Clay, Davison, Hamlin, Hughes, Jerauld, Lake, Lincoln, Lyman, Meade, Minnehaha, Pennington, Roberts, Stanley, Walworth and Yankton.

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