PIERRE, South Dakota | Union County is one of 15 South Dakota counties in which sobriety checkpoints will be conducted in November.

Designed to discourage people from drinking and driving, the checkpoints are conducted by the South Dakota Highway Patrol.

Checkpoints also will be done in Butte, Codington, Davison, Edmunds, Hughes, Jerauld, Jackson, Lincoln, Meade, Minnehaha, Pennington, Roberts, Stanley and Tripp counties.