The Pennington County Sheriff's Office will be participating in the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration campaign to stop drunk driving, which is titled "Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over".
This is a nationwide program taking place from mid-December through January 1, 2013. The Pennington County Sheriff's Office, in addition to other local law enforcement agencies, are committed to keeping the streets and highways safe for travel from the impaired driver during the holiday season.
The Pennington County Sheriff's Office will be scheduling saturation patrols during this event. The saturation patrols will be deputies scheduled in addition to the regular patrol shift. The primary function of the saturation patrol will be enforcement of underage drinking, DUI apprehension, and seat belt enforcement.