UPDATE; Grant County Sheriff Kevin Owen receives suspended imposition of sentence for drunken driving

May 18, 2022
Mike Tanner

WATERTOWN, S.D.–Grant County Sheriff Kevin Owen has pleaded guilty to First Offense DUI.

Owen was arrested on the night of March 18th on South Dakota Highway 20, one mile east of South Shore, after a Codington County Deputy noticed him driving in and out of his lane of traffic.

Owen was arrested at the scene for DUI and making an unsafe lane change. He was booked into the Codington County Detention Center and later released on a personal recognizance bond.

Magistrate Judge Bob Pesall handed down a suspended imposition of sentence Tuesday. Owen must obey all laws for the next 360 days, not consume alcohol, and not enter any business whose primary purpose is to sell or consume alcohol, unless it pertains to the duties of carrying out his job as sheriff.

If Owen successfully completes the terms of his probation, he will avoid jail time, and court records in the case will be sealed.