|Police prepare for New Year's|
|Friday, 28 December 2012 12:48|
The emphasis will be on identifying and apprehending drunk drivers. But the department says it is also preparing for the large crowds and heavy traffic usually associated with New Year celebrations. Dan Rud says, "There's an expectation that people will go out celebrating in any number of ways and we're staffing up and being prepared for extra traffic and extra crowds in bars and extra crowds throughout various businesses around town." The South Dakota Highway Patrol is also planning for increased manpower and an increased presence on the roads over the next four days. Lieutenant David Berkley says the Highway Patrol MAY use sobriety checkpoints as part of its New Year enforcement efforts.
Al Van Zee