Mothers Against Drunk Driving honors Delaware law enforcement
Mothers Against Drunk Driving staff teamed up with the Office of Highway Safety and State Farm Insurance to honor members of Delaware law enforcement who have worked to help end impaired driving by conducting DUI arrests.
According to the Delaware State Police, in 2021, there were 1,243 alcohol-related crashes in the state of Delaware, resulting in 40 fatalities. Some 384 individuals were injured, and 819 individuals had property damage.
With the help of Delaware’s law enforcement, MADD continues to work to end impaired driving. There were more than 50 law enforcement nominations to receive this MADD award. It is important to MADD to take the time to honor every nominee to show how much its members appreciate their hard work and dedication. This is a 100% preventable crime, and these nominees work hard every day to try to keep Delaware roads safe for everyone.
Impaired driving continues to impact the community and cause preventable tragedies on Delaware roadways. In 2022, in Delaware, there were 63 DUI-related fatalities 1,216 crashes, 108 serious injuries and 4,655 arrests involving impaired driving.
‘It’s never OK to drink and drive, and every life lost has an everlasting effect on our community,” said Sharon Bryson, Delaware Office of Highway Safety director. “The Delaware Office of Highway Safety is proud to partner with MADD and State Farm to recognize these officers for their commitment to keeping impaired drivers off Delaware roads. Their dedication and hard work have undoubtedly saved lives and prevented countless tragedies. These officers serve as a reminder that impaired driving is a serious offense that will not be tolerated.”
“As a State Farm agent for over 35 years, I have seen the devastation impaired driving brings to the victims and families of this senseless crime,” said Jeannine O’Donnell, a State Farm agent in Lewes, “It is imperative that we honor those that work so diligently to keep our roads safe from anyone who may get in a vehicle while impaired, threatening the lives of those around them. We are grateful to the men and women who we honored and would like to thank Mothers Against Drunk Driving for acknowledging them for their efforts.”
For anyone who has been the victim of impaired driving, support is available at no cost 24 hours a day via the MADD Victim Help Line, 1-877-MADD-HELP (1-877-623-3435), or online at MADD.org.