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Turner County Sheriff Named as 24/7 Sobriety Program Coordinator

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:  Wednesday, January 24, 2018

CONTACT:  Sara Rabern (605) 773-3215  

PIERRE, S.D. -  Attorney General Marty Jackley announced today that Turner County Sheriff Byron Nogelmeier has accepted the position as State Coordinator for the Attorney General’s 24/7 Sobriety Program.

 “Sheriff Nogelmeier has served as the Turner County Sheriff for the last 18 years and has dealt firsthand with the 24/7 Sobriety Program since its inception. Byron’s experience in law enforcement and his oversight of the 24/7 Sobriety Program in his county makes him a perfect fit for this statewide position,” said Jackley.   

 “I want to extend my appreciation to Art Mabry for his dedicated service to law enforcement and the 24/7 Sobriety Program. Art served as the program coordinator for the last 7 years and has provided invaluable customer service to the testing centers and the officials that run those facilities,” said Jackley.

 Nogelmeier will remain Turner County Sheriff until March 31, 2018 and will take over the coordinator position on April 1, 2018.

The 24/7 Sobriety Program began in 2005 as a pilot project. The Attorney General’s Office currently works with 67 participating agencies, including police departments, sheriff’s offices and the Unified Judicial System.

Below are the most current program statistics:

Preliminary Breath Test 

January 1, 2005 - January 1, 2018

47,711 Participants
9.94 Million Tests Administered
Pass Rate: 99.05%


General U/A  

July 1, 2007 - January 1, 2018

10,261 Participants
281,847 Tests Administered
Pass Rate: 94.86%

Drug Patch  

July 1, 2011 - January 1, 2018

1,722 Participants
14,858 Tests Administered
Pass Rate 75.7%


General SCRAM Bracelets  

October 10, 2006 - January 3, 2018

10,905 Participants
1.87 Million Days Monitored
Fully Compliant Participants: 74% 
Per Test Compliance: 99.6%

Ignition Interlock  

October 1, 2012 - January 1, 2018

546 Participants
989,336 Tests Administered
984,200 Tests Passed
Passing Rate: 99.48%