Law Enforcement recognized for Impaired Driving Efforts
On March 9, 2023, the Montgomery County District Attorney’s Office held the 2022 Vehicular Crimes Awards. These awards honored law enforcement agencies, individuals, and community partners who exceeded expectations in their efforts to reduce impaired driving in Montgomery County in 2022.
During the presentation, the following people and agencies received awards:
Officer of the Year – Deputy Nolan Lewis with Precinct 4 Constable’s Office
This award is given to an officer that has gone above and beyond the call of duty related to impaired driving enforcement. The following officers also received an honorable mention: Officer Michael Voytko with Montgomery Police Department, Deputy Zane Hoffmeyer with Precinct 3 Constable’s Office, and Deputy Joseph O’Neill with the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office.
Agency of the Year – Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office
This award is given to an agency that makes enforcement of impaired driving a priority, uses resources for personnel and training on vehicular investigations, and implements programs to raise awareness about impaired driving and increase enforcement efforts. Constable Precinct 5 also received an honorable mention for this category.
Investigator of the Year – Trooper Brit Lopez
This award is given to a person that has done exceptional work on an in-depth investigation into vehicular fatality case(s). Trooper Mackenzie Brown and Sergeant Benjamin Polansky also received an honorable mention in this category.
Public Service Award – Wiesner of Conroe Service Department
This award is given to a non-law enforcement person, organization, or group that has substantially contributed to impaired driving enforcement efforts or vehicular investigations.
Congratulations to all of the award recipients. We are all grateful for your work to keep our community safe.
Vehicular Crimes Chief Brittany Hansford shared, “It was an honor to recognize all the hard work law enforcement does in our county to reduce impaired driving. Their efforts led to hundreds of arrests that not only keep our roads safe but, ultimately, save lives.”
District Attorney Brett Ligon said, “We should all be able to drive home from work, school, or church without fear of being killed by an impaired driver. The uniformed men and women on the street are doing the hard, often thankless, job of keeping us safe from crashes, injury, and death, and they do it every day. These awards are the least we can do to show them our appreciation.”
Source: Michael R. Holley, First Assistant District Attorney, Montgomery County District Attorney’s Office