Heads up: Safety campaign planned on I-90 this weekend

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Law enforcement agencies in South Dakota and Minnesota are holding a joint safety operation this weekend along the states’ stretches of Interstate 90. The Joint I-90 Safety Operation started at 6 a.m CDT on today, May 27 and runs to to 4 a.m. CDT on Saturday, May 28.

Officials will conduct the operation along I-90 from the Wyoming border to the Wisconsin border. They will monitor other state and county roads that could be used to avoid state-line entry points. Officials will put an emphasis on speeding, hazardous moving violations, seatbelt use and impaired driving.

The operation is a collaborative effort of the Minnesota State Patrol, South Dakota Highway Patrol and other law enforcement agencies. Col. Craig Price, superintendent of the South Dakota Highway Patrol, said the operation’s mission is to make roads safer. 

“The goal of this operation is for our officers to be visible and help all motorists arrive safely at their destination,” Price said.