Do sobriety checkpoints torque you off? Believe it or not, as Sergeant Thompson pointed out Friday, South Dakota's Department of Public Safety is offering to give you a heads-up on when and where the Highway Patrol will be ignoring the Fourth Amendment. The state has set up a new website, actcivilized.com, where you can sign up to get text message alerts about sobriety checkpoints in your county.
If I had a cell phone, that would be even peachier.
The service also offers a text-message directory of cabs available throughout the Black Hills and around some of South Dakota's bigger burgs.
So this would be Big Brother helping me keep track of Big Brother. I'm having a hard time getting my mind fully around that one, and I'm sober!
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