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MADD Honors WPD’s John Curley for DUI Arrests

Warwick Police Headquarters at 99 Veterans Memorial Drive.
Warwick Police Headquarters.
Warwick Police Headquarters.

Warwick, RI – Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) has recognized Warwick Police Officer John Curley with their DUI Achievement Award this month for the 118 DUI arrests he’s made during his four years with the department.

Curley, a patrolman on the second shift, has been with the department since 2011. The officer has made 19 arrests this year for Driving Under the Influence, and averages 27 DUI arrests per year.

Curley pointed out he’s not the only officer making DUI arrests. “It’s not only me. It’s definitely a group effort,” he said.

WPD Officer John Curley has been honored with MADD's DUI Achievement Award.
WPD Officer John Curley has been honored with MADD\’s DUI Achievement Award.

Curley said his field training officers, the experienced police who help mentor new officers, were focused on DUI enforcement. “I learned from them when I first started,” Curley said.

In addition, he said, he signs up for DUI patrols during the weekend that are funded through the DOT’s Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over campaign, once or twice a month. Those shifts run 10 p.m. till 2 a.m., 11 p.m. till 3 a.m. and midnight till 4 a.m.

Curley says he is keeping an eye out for drunk drivers during his regular shifts as well. Keeping impaired drivers off the roads has seemed like a good idea to the officer since he started with the department in 2011.

“You see some bad accidents as a result of them (drunk drivers) where people die who shouldn’t,” Curley said.

“Well deserved and thanks for keeping our streets safe,” the WPD commented on their website in their announcement of the award.

 

Rob Borkowski
Author: Rob Borkowski

Rob has worked as reporter and editor for several publications, including The Kent County Daily Times and Coventry Courier, before working for Gatehouse in MA then moving home with Patch Media. Now he's publisher and editor of WarwickPost.com. Contact him at [email protected] with tips, press releases, advertising inquiries, and concerns.

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