South Dakota, Minnesota troopers make joint effort on I-90
Highway troopers from Minnesota and South Dakota are joining together Thursday to patrol Interstate 90 and reduce crashes, injuries and fatalities.
Starting at 7 a.m. Thursday, troopers from the two states' patrols began working on I-90 from Mitchell to Worthington, Minn. Additional personnel from nearby duty stations are also joining the high-visibility enforcement effort along I-90.
The joint effort continues into the evening and ends at 11 p.m. Thursday. During the evening, the highway patrols are emphasizing seatbelt use, speeding and drinking and driving. They say the goal is to encourage safe driving behavior.
In addition, K-9 units or police service dogs, will be working the highway, and the Motor Carrier Division will be conducting truck inspections.
This I-90 enforcement effort is a complement to the "100 Days of Heat" campaign, which is a summer-long highway safety initiative involving the Highway Patrol, state Office of Highway Safety and law enforcement agencies across South Dakota.