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Clay County to Join 24/7 Sobriety Program

Clay County to Join 24/7 Sobriety Program 

PIERRE, S.D. - Tami Bern, Clay County States Attorney and Clay County Sheriff Andy Howe are working with Attorney General Larry Long to expand the 24/7 Sobriety Project to Clay County. 

The program, which was implemented in January 2005, attempts to assure sobriety during the pendency of DWI cases. The pilot program requires offenders to submit twice a day alcohol breath tests as a condition of sentencing or bond. The Governor’s Office of Highway Safety is funding the project. 

Long’s pilot program is currently being used in Bennett, Brookings, Brown, Hughes, Minnehaha, Mellette, Pennington, Spink, Stanley, Todd, Tripp, Walworth and Yankton counties. 

If you need any additional information regarding this program contact Sheriff Andy Howe at 605-677-7100.