State Troopers from South Dakota and Wyoming made 24 arrests and issued 49 warnings during a joint enforcement operation Wednesday, August 7, on Interstate 90 between Sturgis, South Dakota, and Sundance, Wyoming and portions of S.D. Hwy 34 and U.S. Hwy 212.

With the 73rd annual Sturgis Motorcycle Rally in full gear, the joint operation focused on criminal interdiction, speeding and drinking and driving. This is the first year South Dakota and Wyoming have joined together for the enforcement effort.

Capt. Carl Clements of the Wyoming Highway Patrol said, “The joint operation increased law enforcement coverage and visibility during a high traffic portion of the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally.  A total of 49 vehicles were stopped. There were no DUI arrests. The Troopers provided six physical aids to traveling motorists.