Loved Ones Of Drunk Driving Victims To Hold Walk
by Associated Press
November 10, 2011 8:08 AM
Family members of Pine Ridge Indian Reservation residents who have lost loved ones to drunk driving
will be holding a memorial walk on Thursday.
The walk will start near Whiteclay on the South Dakota-Nebraska border and end at Billy Mills Hall. The group plans to share pictures and stories of relatives killed by drunk drivers and to create committees of those opposed to drunk driving.
Organizers say the committees will then suggest stricter penalties for the Oglala Sioux Tribe Department of Public Safety to enforce.
Tribal police say the penalty for drunk driving on the reservation is a $100 fine and jail time, which is eight hours or until the driver is sober. There is no increased penalty for repeated offenses.