Photo/Story Gallery 2007

2007 DUI 100 Club Awards

Colonel Knight and FLHSMV Executive Director Bustle in photo op with 2007 DUI 100 Club WinnersOn April 23, 2007, Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) recognized and awarded Florida law enforcement officers who arrested 100 or more drunk drivers during 2006. A special award ceremony was held on the steps of the Old Capitol building where members from MADD publicly thanked law enforcement officers for their efforts all across the state. Among the recipients of this year’s Top DUI Awards were 20 of our own FHP troopers–all with over 100 DUI arrests this past year.

Pictured: Colonel Christopher Knight and FLHSMV Executive Director Electra Bustle take a photo opportunity with 2007 DUI 100 Club Winners.

MADD also hosted a luncheon at the Tallahassee-Leon County Civic Center where all of the law enforcement honorees received a beautiful crystal award. The highlight of the ceremony was the presentation of the Patrol’s highest DUI award, the Hurd-Smith Award This special award honors Trooper Kimberly Hurd and Trooper Robbie Smith, who were tragically killed by drunk drivers in two separate incidents. This year’s award was presented by Colonel Christopher Knight to Trooper Jacob Vaughn for his 139 DUI arrests.

Following the press conference and luncheon, Colonel Knight presented the troopers with DUI 100 Club plaques at an agency ceremony held at FHP General Headquarters. Family, friends, and FHP staff were in attendance to congratulate the honorees.

Trooper Jacob Vaughn – 139 Arrests
Trooper Deano Kates-Paulus – 128 Arrests
Trooper Michael S. Eyes – 126 Arrests
Trooper Deborah Hawkins – 124 Arrests
Trooper Gregory Healy – 124 Arrests
Trooper Gregory Elias – 122 Arrests
Trooper Anthony W. Palese – 120 Arrests
Trooper Richard A. Moore – 115 Arrests
Trooper Jeffery Lotter – 115 Arrests
Trooper Robert W. Harrigill – 112 Arrests
Trooper Daniel O. Cruz – 112 Arrests
Corporal Douglas A. Guy – 112 Arrests
Trooper Thomas Winders – 111 Arrests
Sergeant James S. Gaskins – 110 Arrests
Trooper Terry E. Goswick – 109 Arrests
Trooper Kyle Barron – 106 Arrests
Trooper Frederick Hall – 105 Arrests
Trooper Gregory S. Taylor – 104 Arrests
Trooper Michael P. Sutherland – 102 Arrests
Trooper Leonard Yuknavage – 100 Arrests

Colonel Knight and the 2007 Award Winners on the steps of the Capitol.
Colonel Knight and the 2007 Award Winners
on the steps of the Capitol.

Governor Crist speaks at the luncheon.
Governor Charlie Crist speaks at the luncheon.

The 20 troopers honored by MADD and the Florida Highway Patrol arrested collectively a total of 2,296 drunk drivers, up from 1,522 in 2005. These troopers are to be commended for their dedication and commitment and continued efforts to remove impaired drivers from our highways.

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