Sobriety checkpoints will be done in 22 counties during the month of July, according to the South Dakota Department of Public Safety.
The checkpoints are designed to discourage motorists 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.
July checkpoints are scheduled for the counties of: Beadle, Brookings, Brown, Butte, Codington, Custer, Day, Fall River, Gregory, Hughes, Hutchinson, Jackson, Jerauld, Lawrence, Lincoln, Meade, Mellette, Minnehaha, Moody, Pennington, Roberts and Yankton.
Both the Office of Highway Safety and the Highway Patrol are part of the Department of Public Safety.