Mothers Against Drunk Driving of Michigan recognize Mount Pleasant police officers


Four Mount Pleasant police officers have received statewide recognition for their efforts to stop drunken driving. 

Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) of Michigan awarded Officer Jeff Thompson with its Outstanding Officer Award. Officers Mike Covarrubias, Kipp Moe and Kurt Solmonson were recipients of the MADD Salute Award, according to the city’s online blog.

The Outstanding Officer Award is a statewide recognition honoring law enforcement members who last year sought to reduce drunken driving deaths and injuries via education, prevention, policy or enforcement. 

Thompson made 54 operating while intoxicated (OWI) arrests to lead MPPD. He received his award last month during MADD Michigan’s Lifesavers Recognition Luncheon.

 Covarrubias, Moe and Solmonson each made more than 25 OWI arrests in 2016.

 In total, the quartet of officers recorded 154 OWI arrests last year.


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