Police officers, prosecutors honored for efforts to make Hawaii roads safer

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Published: May. 10, 2019 at 3:51 PM HST
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HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - MADD Hawaii is honoring those fighting to save lives by keeping roads in the islands clear of drunk and impaired drivers.

On Thursday night, Mothers Against Drunk Driving and Toyota recognized police officers and prosecutors across the state for their efforts to keep Hawaii roads safe.

On Oahu, nine HPD officers were acknowledged as well as deputy Prosecutor Elyse Oyama.

MADD and Toyota have been honoring officers and state officials since 2012.

“The message that we want people to know that it’s OK to have a drink. It’s not OK to get behind the wheel once you’ve had that drink, though,” said Clyde Namuo, MADD Hawaii advisory board member.

Of note: HPD Capt. Ben Moszkowicz received the inaugural Lifetime Achievement award.

As the commander of HPD’s Traffic Division, he’s spoken on hundreds of occasions about the devastation caused by alcohol and drug-impaired drivers ― and is working with lawmakers to create stiffer penalties for law violators.

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