Codington and Hamlin Counties are just two of 12 counties that will have Sobriety checkpoints during the month of August. Sixteen sobriety checkpoints are planned 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.
The other checkpoints will take place in Charles Mix, Davidson, 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.