Sixteen sobriety checkpoints in 12 different counties are planned for August by the South Dakota Department of Public Safety.
The checkpoints are done each month in different counties as a way to discourage drivers from drinking and then driving.
August checkpoints are scheduled in the counties of: Charles Mix, Codington, Davison, Hamlin, Jackson, Lawrence, Lincoln, Meade, Minnehaha, Spink, Walworth and Yankton.
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. Both the Office of Highway Safety and the Highway Patrol are part of the South Dakota Department of Public Safety.