This document contains an analysis of recent South Dakota DUI trends and discusses the improvements of the mid-2000s and what went wrong. It concludes with recommended changes in law.
A Proposal to Build “Best in Class” DUI Enforcement in South Dakota, in memory of Maegan Spindler (First version, September 10, 2013)
The following document contains our final proposals to improve DUI enforcement in South Dakota; since South Dakota is a small state, this is attainable goal and could become a model for the entire nation. It proposes a dedicated revenue stream, funded by an excise tax for DUI enforcement, education and treatment of substance abuse. The Governor ultimately rejected all the suggestions stating they "would not have the intended effect" of reducing DUI..