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Utah lowers BAC limit. Will other states follow?

One of the biggest pieces of news of the new year is the new drunk driving law in Utah. The blood alcohol content limit is now 0.05 percent in the Beehive State, down from the national limit of 0.08 percent. This is the strictest law regarding driving...

Opioid use on the rise throughout rural areas

America is in the midst of a crisis. According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, opioid overdoses accounted for 72,000 untimely deaths in 2017. That number was up 15 percent from 2016. When the data for 2018 comes out next year, it will, no doubt, show another...

What are your risks at a sobriety checkpoint?

As you know, the holiday season means time spent with family and friends, which often involves alcohol. Law enforcement is also aware of this, and they take measures during prime drunk driving periods to keep intoxicated drivers off South Dakota roads. You might not...

How to avoid a DUI on vacation

When visiting the Spearfish or Sturgis area visiting friends and family, attending an event or simply out on a weekend getaway, you deserve to have some fun. This may involve enjoying some alcohol at one of the local bars.  However, you do not need to get a...

Tourists and arrests while on vacation

When you go on vacation, the last thing you expect to happen is a police arrest. However, some locales are quite aggressive when it comes to cracking down on particular behaviors that tourists engage in, and areas such as Sturgis is one of them. Law enforcement...

DUI laws are tougher on truckers

Anyone who faces a DUI conviction may worry that the harsh penalties could cause difficulties with work. At the least, license suspension or revocation can lead to transportation issues.  For commercial drivers, the repercussions may be much worse if they are...

Caught in South Dakota with THC oil?

In most South Dakota counties, you're probably going to be facing a felony controlled substance charge ... the same charge as if you were busted for harder drugs such as methamphetamine, heroin, cocaine, MDMA, unauthorized oxycodone or psilocybin mushrooms. That trip...

Can a DUI affect job prospects in South Dakota?

Impaired driving is a serious issue that affects many people throughout the state of South Dakota. The state's Department of Public Safety reports that 28 people die every day as a result of drunk driving crashes in the United States. There are many penalties on...