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March 28, 2001

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Okaloosa Deputy Keith VanDyke has been recognized by Mothers Against Drunk Driving and by Florida's Attorney General for his success in getting impaired drivers off the roads.

VanDyke, who made 148 DUI arrests during the year 2000, was among approximately 200 law enforcement officers recognized at an awards ceremony this week (March 26 ) in Tallahassee. Attorney General Bob Butterworth presented Deputy VanDyke with a plaque honoring his efforts to make Okaloosa County's roads safer.

Van Dyke, a DUI specialist with the Traffic Safety and Enforcement Unit of the Okaloosa County Sheriff's Office, has seven years experience with the Okaloosa County Sheriff's Office.

The annual event in Tallahassee is hosted by MADD to recognize law enforcement officers who have made 100 or more DUI arrests. Representing MADD-Okaloosa were local chapter President Rhonda Davis, Treasurer Sue Conner, and Pete Wolniewicz, who is the local chapter's State Representative.

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