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SD Supreme Court: DUI Law Remained In Effect

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The South Dakota Supreme Court has ruled that the state’s ban on driving under the influence of alcohol did not take a two-year hiatus. Last month a Lake Andes lawyer argued that the state DUI-alcohol law could not be enforced for a two-year period. Timothy Whalen contended that the 2012 legislature created an error and didn’t fix it until 2014. But Assistant Attorney General Jeffrey Hallem said clearly the legislature did not intend to legalize drunk driving, and a unanimous court agreed.

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