Officer Joseph Mahanna Honored for DUI Enforcement.
Riverside Officer Joseph Mahanna was honored by the Alliance Against Intoxicated Motorists (AAIM) with Certificates of Appreciation for his outstanding DUI enforcement in removing impaired drivers from Illinois roadways. Officer Mahanna has removed 100 impaired drivers from our roadways. This includes both DUI alcohol and DUI drug offenders.
Last year hundreds of people were killed in Illinois and thousands profoundly injured by drunk and drugged drivers.
Riverside Police Department has increased it traffic enforcement in all areas including DUI’s, Felony DUI’s, and Driving While License Suspended or Revoked (based on a DUI conviction), and Drugged driving including illegal drugs (cannabis, heroin and cocaine) and prescription drug abuse. It is still unlawful to drive in Illinois under the influence of cannabis.
Chief Tom Weitzel stated, “Riverside will continue our fight against impaired driving and to persist in our efforts to curtail this 100% preventable crime. My sincere appreciation and heartfelt thanks go out to Officer Joseph Mahanna for his exceptional public service in the area of drunk and drugged driving enforcement”. Officer Mahanna is a State Certified DRE (Drug Recognition Expert) Officer. Currency, Illinois has 159 total DRE Officers statewide.
Chief Weitzel presented the award officer Mahanna in person.