Ignition Interlock Device Laws

  • South Dakota ignition interlock device laws do not have mandatory requirements for interlock devices, but the court may require any DUI offender, even first-time offenders, to participate in the state’s 24/7 sobriety program.
  • The program requires periodic drug/alcohol testing.
  • The installation of an ignition interlock device may also be a condition of the program.
  • Imposition of this penalty is at the court’s discretion.

License Suspension

Administrative Suspension

In South Dakota, any driver who registers a BAC of .08% or higher while operating a vehicle will be charged with DUI. A driver with a BAC between .05% and .08% may also be charged if the arresting officer determines that the driver’s abilities were impaired at the time of arrest.

Unlike most states, DUI laws in South Dakota do not impose an immediate license suspension on all drivers charged with DUI.

Judicial Suspension

Upon conviction for DUI, offenders are subject to court-ordered license suspensions, fines, and jail sentences.

DUI Penalties and Fees in South Dakota

1st Offense Fine: Up to $2,000
Jail Time: Up to 1 year
Period of License Suspension: 1 year maximum
2nd Offense Fine: Up to $2,000
Jail Time: Up to 1 year
Period of License Suspension: 1 year minimum
3rd Offense Fine: Up to $4,000
Jail Time: Up to 2 years
Period of License Suspension: 1 year minimum
4th Offense Fine: Up to $10,000
Jail Time: Up to 5 years
Period of License Suspension: 2 year minimum

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Source(s): S.D. Codified Laws §§ 32-23-1, 56-5-2941
DMV.org: The DMV Made Simple. DUI & DWI in South Dakota. Retrieved April 17, 2017 from http://www.dmv.org/sd-south-dakota/automotive-law/dui.php

Last Updated: November 13, 2019

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