Law enforcement officials in South Dakota are stepping up their efforts to keep drunk drivers off the state's roadways in May.

After setting up 21 sobriety checkpoints in 16 counties in April, the Department of Public Safety has announced plans to span South Dakota this month with 14 locations throughout the state.

In a press release, the DPS outlined the counties impacted:

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    • Beadle County
    • Brown County
    • Butte County
    • Charles Mix County
    • Codington County
    • Jones County
    • Lawrence County
    • Lincoln County
    • Lyman County
    • Meade County
    • Minnehaha County
    • Pennington County
    • Roberts County
    • Yankton County

As is typical with these announcements, the exact dates, times, and locations of each checkpoint are not being disclosed.

The monthly 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.

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