Holiday enforcement results

Holiday enforcement results
The South Dakota Highway Patrol took 64 drunk drivers off the roads during the Thanksgiving holiday weekend.

The troopers also responded to 80 accidents. Two of those were fatal crashes.

"Our goal is always to keep South Dakota drivers safe, so whenever we have serious crashes or a large number of DUIs we're disappointed," said Colonel Dan Mosteller.� "On the other hand, the troopers took more than 60 drunk drivers off of the roads.� Had those drivers been allowed to stay behind the wheel, they could have caused more bad accidents."

From Wednesday, Nov. 22 to Sunday, Nov. 26, the Highway Patrol stepped up enforcement throughout the state.

The patrol held half a dozen saturation patrols and six sobriety checkpoints.�Additionally the patrol held an Operation Safe, concentrating manpower on highly traveled roads in the north central and northwest portions of the state.

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