A total of 15 sobriety checkpoints in 12 different counties are planned during the month of February by the South Dakota Department of Public Safety.
The monthly checkpoints are designed 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 our area, checkpoints are scheduled for Beadle, Codington, Davison, Lincoln, Minnehaha and Moody counties. Other counties holding checkpoints this month are Brown, Brule, Butte, Jackson, Lawrence, and Roberts counties.