STAMFORD, Conn. -- Stamford Police Lieutenant Diedrich Hohn and Officer Jeffrey Booth were both recognized by Mothers Against Drunk Driving last week for their work to cut down on people driving under the influence.
The officers were honored at an awards luncheon at the Aqua Turf Club in Planstville on Thursday, May 18. They received awards for stopping and arresting impaired drivers, as well as for their work educating fellow officers and the community on the dangers of impaired driving.
In 2016, Hohn made 44 OUI arrests and was recognized by MADD for the third year in a row for leading the department in OUI arrests. Booth made five OUI arrests, and was recognized for his work educating and teaching others on the impact that impaired driving has on individuals, families and communities. It was his sixth year in a row being awarded by MADD.
"The SPD stays committed to keeping Stamford’s roadways safe from impaired drivers," the Stamford Police Department said. "Most of these arrests come from OUI roaming patrols and OUI checkpoints which are set up at certain times throughout the City. In 2017, we will continue to be vigilant and these patrols and checkpoints will continue with support with funding from the State DOT."