Cst. Rob Lindsay and Cst. Nicholas Danyliuk of the Prince Albert Police Service were recognized last week with a Van de Vorst Family Award for Excellence in Prevention from
MADD Canada for their efforts to arrest and remove impaired drivers from roads in our community.
Cst. Lindsay was on hand to accept the award from Karen Anthony-Burns with MADD Prince Albert while Cst. Danyliuk joined the presentation online. The awards are presented in memory of Jordan and Chanda Van de Vorst and their two children, Kamryn and Miguire, who lost their lives due to impaired driving.
Statistics show impaired driving continues to be a concern in Prince Albert. Numbers to the end of November note 129 charges for impaired driving so far in 2020, up from 116 in 2019. The Prince Albert Police Service recently joined MADD on a new mobile sign initiative to mark locations around the city where impaired drivers have been arrested to raise awareness about the dangers.
Prince Albert Police Chief Jonathan Bergen commended Cst. Lindsay and Cst. Danyliuk, who has since joined the Regina Police Service, for their dedication and hard work in preventing impaired driving. Impaired driving investigations take time and can be difficult to investigate, Chief Bergen said, especially given the volume of overall calls for service Prince Albert Police members are tasked with responding to each shift.
“Impaired driving is one of the number one causes of criminal deaths across the country, and it’s so preventable,” Chief Bergen added. “And, it’s really good to see that police officers are doing everything they can do to make sure that they’re enforcing the law and making the streets as safe as they can. “
Both Cst. Lindsay and Cst. Danyliuk received a special coin and certificate of recognition on behalf of MADD and SGI for their significant efforts to curb impaired driving in our community.
From left to right: Prince Albert Police Chief Jonathan Bergen, Cst. Rob Lindsay, Karen Anthony-Burns with MADD Prince Albert, Sgt. Brian Glynn