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Erie County Sheriff receives MADD recognition

RECEIVING RECOGNITION — Elizabeth Obad, president of the Erie County Chapter of STOP-DWI, presents Sheriff Tim Howard with his award.

HAMBURG — The Erie County Chapter of Mothers Against Drunk Driving recognized Erie County Sheriff Tim Howard and the Erie County Sheriff’s Office, for their multiple roles in combatting drunk and impaired driving, as well as their efforts directed at helping to prevent underage drinking.

Elizabeth Obad, president of the Erie County Chapter of STOP-DWI, presented Howard with an award in recognition of all of the efforts the Erie County Sheriff’s Office has put forth, through the years.

“Sheriff Howard has consistently dedicated the efforts of his office and officers to keeping our county roadways and highways safe from the impaired driver,” said Obad.

The sheriff’s office was also recognized by MADD for its achievement in the prevention of underage drinking.

“Thank you, Sheriff Howard for a great job well-done! We honor your hard work and dedication in our mission to stop drunk driving and to help prevent underage drinking,” Obad said.

“I am humbled and honored to receive this award,” said Howard. “I accept this award on behalf of all the men and women in our office who work diligently, day and night, to help keep our roadways safe from drunk and impaired drivers.”

The Erie County Sheriff’s Office has arrested nearly 1,000 people for DWI, over the course of approximately 3 years.

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