Three members of the Prince Albert Police Service have been recognized for their efforts to stop impaired drivers in our community. Cst. Rob Lindsay, Cst. Dwight LeBlue, and Cst. Curtis Stasiw were each awarded a Van de Vorst Family Award for Excellence in Prevention from MADD Canada and SGI for their efforts to arrest and remove impaired drivers over the last year.
Karen Anthony-Burns with MADD Prince Albert presented the awards Wednesday. The awards are presented annually in memory of Jordan and Chanda Van de Vorst and their two children, Kamryn and Miguire, who lost their lives due to impaired driving.
The awards recognize police officers who are responsible for removing between 8 and 16 impaired drivers annually.
Between April 2020 and April 2021, Cst. Lindsay was responsible for removing 18 impaired drivers through his work as a member with the Combined Traffic Services (CTSS) Unit. Cst. Lindsay was also the recipient of a Van de Vorst Family Award in 2020 for his significant efforts to arrest and stop impaired drivers.
Cst. LeBlue is also a member of the CTSS Unit, and is responsible for patrolling roads and highways across the province to promote traffic safety. Cst. LeBlue has helped remove 11 impaired drivers between April 2020 and April 2021.
Cst. Stasiw is currently a member in the Patrol Section with the police service and is responsible for removing 11 impaired drivers over the past year while proactively patrolling the community.
For his efforts to stop impaired driving, Cst. Lindsay received a gold coin and certificate of recognition on behalf of MADD and SGI. For their work to each stop 11 impaired drivers on the road, Cst. LeBlue and Cst. Stasiw received a silver coin and certificate of recognition from MADD and SGI.
Between April 2020 and April 2021, Prince Albert Police members removed 104 impaired drivers from the road.