MOULTRIE, GA (WALB) - Law Enforcement officers are recognized for getting drunk drivers off the streets.
Mothers Against Drunk Driving Southwest Georgia Chapter held their 8th annual Law Enforcement & MADD Volunteer Recognition Banquet in Moultrie.
More than 200 law enforcers were in attendance.
70 awards and pins were given to officers for the amount of DUI arrests.
The Georgia State Patrol Post in Thomasville was one of the post recognized for their work.
"During the past year we were fortunate enough to make over 250 DUI arrests in the four county area," said Sgt. First class Tommy Peeples, Georgia State Patrol Post 12 Thomasville.
"They have done a great job in getting impaired drivers both on drugs and alcohol off the roads, Harris Blackwood, Governor's Office of Highway Safety Director.
"It's so important to recognize and honor these troopers that get out everyday and risk their lives," said Debbie Day, MADD State Executive Director.
Gary Roy with the Tallahassee Police Department won the top award for the amount of DUI arrest. He had 117 arrests.