Marlborough –Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) Massachusetts recently honored Officer Keith Moro of the Marlborough Police Department for his commitment to enforcing drunk driving laws and keeping our roads safe at their annual Drive for Life law enforcement recognition breakfast at Devens Common Center on May 18.
Annually there are roughly 16,000 operating under the influence (OUI) arrests in Massachusetts every year, averaging out to nearly 44 drunk driving arrests per day. One in three people will be involved in an alcohol-related crash in their lifetime.
“Keeping our roads safe is dangerous and thankless work,” said David DeIuliis, MADD interim state executive director. “We consider the men and women of law enforcement everyday heroes and it is our honor and to recognize the Marlborough Police Department and saying thank you for their commitment to enforcing our impaired driving laws.”
This year MADD Massachusetts honored thirty-two Massachusetts State Troopers, forty-two local police officers, and four local police departments for their commitment to enforcing drunk driving laws and keeping our roads safe. Combined, these officers made over 2,000 OUI arrests in 2010.
According to Captain Timothy Naze, “Officer Moro has been a consistent advocate of aggressive enforcement of the drunk driving laws. He recorded the highest number of operating under the influence of liquor (OUIL) related arrest for the past two years and this year was responsible for 15.7 percent of all OUIL related arrests in the City of Marlborough. His commitment to keeping the City of Marlborough's street's safe from drunk drivers is clearly evident and is a testament to his overall character. He is well respected among his peers and serves as a fine role model to new officers. The Marlborough Police Department was proud to nominate Officer Moro for this award.”