MOUNT VERNON — Two Knox County deputy sheriffs were honored by Mothers Against Drunk Driving.
Sheriff David Barber said the Central Valley Chapter of Mothers Against Drunk Driving held its annual law enforcement recognition dinner in Newark Friday evening. During the dinner deputies, state troopers and police officers from Fairfield, Licking, Knox and Muskingum counties were honored for their record number of driving under the influence arrests from the previous year.
Chapter President Donna Maines presented awards to deputies Brandon Minot and Aaron Phillips for the highest number of OVI arrests in 2011 for the sheriff’s office. Minot is currently assigned to the Village of Centerburg and Phillips is currently assigned to the Village of Gambier.
Sheriff Barber was presented with an Appreciation Award from Maines for his continued partnership with MADD in the fight to remove impaired drivers from Ohio’s roadways.