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BSO DEPUTIES HONORED BY MADD

Seven is a very unlucky number for drunk and impaired drivers in Broward County. That’s the number of BSO deputies recently honored for cracking down hard on DUI.

Each year, Mothers Against Drunk Driving applauds law enforcement officers who have made one hundred or more DUI arrests during the preceding year. Again, the Broward Sheriff's Office was well represented as seven deputies walked away with top honors.

Deputy James Herbert leads the pack, having made 391 DUI arrests in the previous year. Not far behind was Deputy David Faccini with 303. Deputy Garry Martin was honored for 273 DUI arrests. Next is Deputy Winfield Phillips with 221, Deputy Sam Sirico with 210, Deputy Angelo Portoro with 191, and Deputy Craig Buttery with 104.

“I congratulate these deputies for their ceaseless efforts to take drunk drivers off the roads, “ said Broward Sheriff Ken Jenne. “Drunk drivers are a threat to other motorists, a threat to themselves, and a threat to our communities”.

According to the National Highway Safety Traffic Administration, more than
46-percent of the nation’s traffic fatalities over the 2000 4th of July holiday weekend were alcohol related.

The Broward Sheriff's Office is committed to helping keep the county’s roads safe by joining other law enforcement agencies in aggressively arresting drunk or impaired drivers this holiday weekend.

This release by:

Hugh Graf / Media Relations

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  • BSO DUI TASK FORCE - (Left-Right) Dep. Faccini, Sgt. Greene, Dep. Herbert, Dep. Martin, Dep. Phillips, Dep. Buttery

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