Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) Durham hosted its 9th Annual Awards Night in Whitby last night honouring police officers, volunteers, the media and community heroes. MADD Durham works to stop impaired driving in our region and to support the victims of this violent crime.
Durham Regional Police member Cst. Will White was named MADD Officer of the Year. Also nominated for dedicated work in the area of impaired driving were the Durham Regional Police Festive R.I.D.E. Team, Cst. Jay Shaddick, Cst. Gord Black, Cst. Jamie Pogson and OPP Cst.Dominic Wong.
Cst. White was recognized for continually striving to reduce impaired driving in Durham Region, frequently volunteering for impaired driving calls and making impaired driving a year round initiative. He also created a letter which thanks members of the public for taking time out of their busy lives to call in and report an impaired driving offence to the police. Cst. White was also a member of the 2008-2009 Festive R.I.D.E. Team.
Deputy Sherry Whiteway says DRPS is committed to having the safest roads in Durham Region, but we can’t do it alone. It takes community members and organizations like MADD to make a difference. She says impaired driving is a deliberate decision and when alcohol is mixed with driving a cocktail of disaster is created.
Congratulations to Cst. White and all the nominees.
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