The Minnesota Division of Public Security acknowledges the DWI enforcer all-star crew of officers, troopers, deputies and prosecutors from across the state.
The crew made 3,749 DWI arrests throughout Minnesota in 2020. The 61 DWI all-stars accounted for 17% of all DWI arrests within the state, in line with an Otter Tail County information launch.
Allen Mekash, deputy with the Otter Tail County Sheriff’s Workplace, is a three-time all-star for 2018, 2019 and 2020. Otter Tail County Deputy Mike Wing additionally earned an honorable point out. The award acknowledges the onerous work and dedication by these deputies to impaired driving enforcement, in line with the information launch.
“DWI enforcement is essential to making sure that our roadways are protected,” stated Barry Fitzgibbons, Otter Tail County Sheriff. “Deputy Mekash’s onerous work in getting impaired drivers off our roads probably saved the lives of those who have been working impaired in addition to the general public.”
Deputy Mekash is a member of the Otter Tail County Safe Communities Coalition, a bunch of neighborhood members working collectively as a part of the Toward Zero Deaths initiative to cut back site visitors crashes on space roads. The coalition is working to unfold the phrase in regards to the significance of following velocity limits on the roads. Efforts to cut back speeds on space roads will proceed by means of the tip of July.
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The coalition is grateful for Deputy Mekash’s dedication to site visitors security and needs to remind all highway customers to be energetic in advocating for security by slowing down and at all times driving sensible, together with securing a sober experience after ingesting.
“Deputy Mekash is a crucial accomplice in site visitors security,” stated Leah Jesser, Otter Tail Protected Communities Coalition Coordinator. “The Protected Communities Coalition appreciates your partnership and dedication to saving lives on our roads.”