M.A.D.D. Heralds Richmond DUI Programs

A unique program developed by Richmond police officer, Phil Sanchez, has gotten praise from Mothers Against Drunk Driving. Contra Costa Times reports that this program, in which a DUI offender must attend a victim impact panel meeting and meet, face to face, victims of drunk driving incidents, has been shown effective in several ways, including putting a “face” to a crime that may seem less serious to offenders. Additionally, Officer Ben Mendler was honored for the “Avoid the 25” drinking and driving deterrent program. Read more here: MADD honors Richmond police officers for innovative anti-DUI efforts


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