PIERRE, S.D. Attorney General Marty Jackley announced today that his 24/7 Sobriety Program will introduce a pilot program to include ignition-interlock devices in Lincoln County. The pilot program will begin on October 1, 2011, and will place interlock devices on vehicles of individuals convicted of alcohol–related offenses. The pilot program will run for six months. These devices not only eliminate the ability for a vehicle to be started if a person has been drinking, but they will report real-time the result of that test and the location of the vehicle.
“The pilot program will allow us to test the device in adverse South Dakota weather conditions,” said Jackley. “We hope to enhance public safety by expanding our monitoring options for the 24/7 Sobriety Program with accurate, cost-effective, dependable devices.”
Drivers who use the devices will be required to pay for their use. The 24/7 Sobriety Program is an offender pay program designed to reduce repeat offenses through intensive monitoring.
If you need additional information about this program, contact Art Mabry, 24/7 Sobriety Program Coordinator at 605-202-0387.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE : Friday, September 30, 2011
CONTACT: Sara Rabern, (605) 773-3215