A deputy with the Gibson County Sheriff's Office is being recognized by Indiana's governor for his efforts in impaired driving enforcement.
GCSO Deputy Uriah Smith was presented with the "Traffic Safety All-Star Award" by Indiana Governor Eric Holcomb after participating in one of the state's targeted impaired driving enforcement campaigns and making 24 DUI arrests in the previous year.
In total, 65 officers were recognized by the governor for their efforts in cracking down on impaired driving.
Those 65 officers made a total of 3,163 OWI arrests across the Hoosier State in 2020.
“I couldn’t be more grateful for the work these officers are doing to keep our roads and communities safe,” Gov. Holcomb said. “They’ve demonstrated their commitment day-in and day-out to curb impaired driving, and people are alive today because of their efforts. I want to congratulate these officers on their well-deserved, hard-earned achievement.”
The recipients were nominated by their departments as some of the top officers for OWI enforcement. In addition to their normal patrols, they often worked overtime picking up extra shifts during state and national enforcement periods.