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March sobriety checkpoints planned for 18 SD counties

PIERRE -- South Dakota's Highway Patrol has announced its sobriety checkpoint schedule for March. A total of 23 checkpoints are planned in 18 counties. The Highway Patrol conducts the checkpoints as a way to discourage people from drinking and th...

PIERRE - South Dakota's Highway Patrol has announced its sobriety checkpoint schedule for March.

A total of 23 checkpoints are planned in 18 counties. The Highway Patrol conducts the checkpoints as a way to discourage people from drinking and then driving.

March checkpoints are planned for the counties of Brookings, Brown, Butte, Charles Mix, Clay, Codington, Fall River, Hughes, Lincoln, Marshall, Meade, Minnehaha, Moody, Roberts, Pennington, Spink, Stanley and Yankton.

The Highway Patrol is part of the South Dakota Department of Public Safety.

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